What is the RCCM Worldwide Alliance?
It is a fellowship of pastors and ministers joining together in
the unity of the Spirit to encourage, affirm and uplift one another
as they seek to fulfill the Great Commission to “..go into
all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
As we quickly approach Jesus’ return, we need to prepare to
bring in the great harvest of precious souls and disciple them.
The Alliance was birthed out of the World Ministry Conference held
in April 2001 at Rochester Christian Church Ministries in Rochester,
New York. As pastors and ministers from Africa, Asia, Europe,
and the Americas came together for a common purpose to seek the
Will of God for their lives and ministries, it became evident that
there is a need for pastors and ministers from all over the world
to build “down to earth” relationships with other leaders
to learn to proven church and ministry building methods.
Pastor Galvano and the RCCM staff desire men and women of God together
who need spiritual and practical input as they endeavor to fulfill
God’s vision for their lives and ministries. The RCCM
Worldwide Alliance seeks to provide support for independent pastors
and ministers who may feel isolated because of lack of affiliation
with a denomination or because of their size.
The Alliance is not a denomination, nor does it encourage its members
to transfer loyalties away from any denomination or group you are
currently with. Neither does the Alliance wish to infringe
on your local church authority. We are here simply to serve
as a center for prayer, ideas, networking, and fellowship.
What is the Mission of the RCCM Worldwide Alliance?
We desire to answer the call of hundreds of pastors, evangelists,
and church leaders who want answers and insights into building their
local church ministry.
We are dedicated to building a network of senior pastors and ministers
who are committed to building their church and/or ministry through
evangelism, prayer, congregational care and leadership training.
We are committed to providing you with proven personal and church
growth strategies through our World Conference, monthly teaching
tapes, one-on-one meetings and telephone conference calls.
We desire to serve you as a model of integrity and excellence by
offering proven ministry building leadership insights, ideas, principles
and concepts. We are just a phone call away!
Assistance is just a phone call away!
We are here for you Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, to
answer any questions you have about ministry. We look forward
to hearing from you.
Rochester Christian Church Ministries International
Articles of Affiliation
I. Philosophy of Affiliation
Rochester Christian Church Ministries has developed an international
fellowship of churches who desire to propagate the Gospel according
to Matthew 28:19-20. These churches will be affiliated spiritually
for the purpose of worship, fellowship, and evangelism.
The name of the Affiliation is Rochester Christian Church Ministries
III. Statement of Purpose
a. To establish cooperation among
churches throughout the world to promote worldwide evangelism.
b. To provide the planting of churched
for the purpose of spreading the Gospel.
c. To provide leadership training
to equip individuals to serve the Lord.
d. To encourage unity among brethren
of similar faith
e. To provide mutual help and assistance
when the need arises (financial, qualified personnel, etc.)
IV. Goals of Affiliation
a. Evangelize souls.
b. Establish fellowship among churches.
c. Plant new churches.
d. Plan annual events for affiliated
churches to come together.
e. Train leaders for part-time and
f. License and ordain individuals
deemed for service.
g. Provide International Ministry
h. Conduct periodic meetings for Ministerial
i. Establish training centers
in each country under the supervision of the International Bible
V. Articles of Faith
…the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative
written Word of God. (II Timothy 3:15-16)
…there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God
the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. (Deuteronomy
6:4: Matthew 18:19: Mark 12:29)
…in the virgin birth of Christ, His vicarious, atoning death,
bodily resurrection and ascension. (Isaiah 7:14, Romans
8:34: Acts 1:10)
…in Salvation through the Blood of Jesus Christ.
…in water baptism by immersion.
…the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing
of the human body. (Isaiah 53:5: Matthew 8:16-17: James
…in the baptism in the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence
of speaking in other tongues. (Acts 2:4; 10:44: 15:8-9)
…in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit who enables a
believer to live a holy life. (Hebrews 12:14; I Peter
…in the Second coming of Jesus Christ. (Acts 14:15;
Luke 14:14; Revelation 19:7-9)
e. Mission Liaison
These officers will be known as the Executive Committee
VII. Board Members
Each church will nominate one individual to be considered as a Board
Member. These nominees will be voted upon, and a Board of
twelve (12) individuals will be elected.
VIII. Key Events
a. Annual Convention
b. Shot-term training sessions at
RBC School of Theology.
c. Exchange of Ministries.
Credentials will be issued to Pastors by RCCMI. Each local church
will be authorized to issue credentials to individuals other than
pastors within their local ministry.
Rochester Christian Church
Guidelines and Policies
For Branch Church and Related Branches;
Departments and outreach ministries; and
Home cell groups.
a. A Branch Church and Related Branches; Departments and Outreach
Ministries; and Home Cell Groups are defined as an outreach of Rochester
Christian Church Ministries (RCCM) and can be located either within
RCCM or outside the church premises. Their purpose will be
for evangelism, fellowship, leadership training and equipping the
saints for ministry.
b. Branch Churches and Related Branches, Departments, Outreach Ministries
and Home Cell Groups will be known by the Elders as outreaches of
c. A Branch Church will cease to be Branch Church when it becomes
self-supporting. Then it will become a Sister Church with
all rights and privileges given as enjoyed by the Founding Church
(i.e. academy discounts, hiring capabilities, use of facilities,
a. The Founding Pastor, who is the Senior Pastor of RCCM, will be
Senior Pastor for all Branch Churches, Departments, Outreach Ministries,
and Home Cells Groups.
b. All Leaders of Branch Churches and Related Branches, Departments,
Outreach Ministries, and Home Cell Groups are to be members of RDDM.
c. All Leaders of Branch Churches and related Branches, Departments,
Outreach Ministries and Home Cell Groups will be submitted to the
overall vision of RCCM and will work together accordingly.
d. The Leading Board of Overseers of RCCM will consist of the Senior
Pastor of the Sister Churches, Pastors of Branch Churches and related
Branches, Leaders of Departments such as: RBC School of Theology,
Rochester Christian Day Care, The Transformation Center, Home Cell
Groups, and as many as is deemed necessary as the need arises.
This leadership has the privilege of changing any operational policies
providing the Senior Pastor is in full agreement.
e. The Leading Board of Overseers of RCCM will consist of the Senior
Pastor of the Sister Churches, Pastors of Branch Churches and Related
Branches, Leaders of the Departments
a. The primary goal of all ministries will be the development of
Home Cell Groups.
b. All Branch Churches and Related Branches, Departments, Outreach
Ministries, and Home Cell Groups will work together coordinating
certain citywide events such as seminars, evangelical campaigns,
c. No Branch Church and Related Branch, Department, Outreach Ministry,
and Home Cell Group will run competing programs with RCCM: i.e.,
RBC School of Theology, Rochester Christian Day Care, The Transformation
d. Branch Churches and Related Branches, Departments, Outreach Ministries,
and Home Cell Groups will close during any major event conducted
by RCCM, such as the World Ministry Conference.
e. Branch Churches will conduct Sunday morning and Sunday evening
f. Home Cell Groups may conduct Sunday morning in the event they
are located at a distance too great for its members to attend RCCM.
g. All finances will be channeled through the main business office
of each individual ministry to be used solely for that ministry.
The expenses for office personnel and/or equipment and other expenses
will be shared by all ministries proportionate to the share of the
ministry services received. The Senior Pastor and Leading
Board Overseers will oversee that funds are managed under the guidelines
of proper Biblical stewardship.
h. The guidelines and policies set forth herein will be in effect
and will be valid for as long as the Founding Pastor is Senior Pastor.
When he ceases to be Senior Pastor, then the status of each individual
ministry will change at the discretion of the Leading Board of Overseers.
Rochester Christian Church
Statement of Agreement
The undersigned Branch Church and Related Branch, Department, Outreach
Ministry, and Home Cell Group agrees to affiliate with and function
under the herein Guidelines and Policies of Rochester Christian
Church Ministries International (RCCMI).
Name of Ministry:
By: (Please Print)
Rochester Christian Church Ministries International
Stephen Galvano, Senior Pastor