for group operations, decision making and planning of
Dublin City Group (Ranelagh, Dublin West & Romanian SDA Churches)
It seemed good to the Holy Spirit
and to us… (Acts 15:28)
1. The mission has one primary purpose: To proclaim the Three Angels Messages and the gift of Salvation to those who still have not got it.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – our loving God as he may express himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants, they do not govern. Effective servant leadership is highly valued in the Discover Truth mission in keeping with the spiritual nature of the mission, one of service and love.
3. To fulfil our mission’s purpose, the SDA church groups have joined together under one brand Discover Truth to create a service structure which develops, co-ordinates and maintains the dissemination of the message via all means possible (hand to hand, street, online web, social media and bible studies, both in groups and 121).
4. Group conscience is the spiritual means by which we invite our loving God to influence our decisions. We must respect at all times the decisions of this group conscience achieved through prayer, intercession of the Holy Spirit and group discussion. Every member of our service structure has the responsibility to carefully consider all viewpoints in the decision making process.
5. The decision of the group conscience is final and can only be changed by consultation with God through the same process – group conscience. Any member can petition the group for the redress of a personal grievance, without fear of reprisal, condemnation or dismissal. We are all equal, our common welfare must come first, the success of the mission depends on group unity.
6. Discover Truth funds are to be used to further our primary purpose. These must be managed in a prudent manner befitting of the ones we serve.
7. The success of our mission depends on the integrity and effectiveness of our communications, both externally to those we serve and internally amongst our service structure.
There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)