Personal Contact Minister
It is exactly what it sounds like when you read the words.
They are to personally connect you with the rest of the network of people who are gathering to follow Christ for the purpose of forming Congregations of Record Elders (CORE). Once you are one of those Congregants of a recognized His Church Congregation your Minister will be your contact in order to protect your privacy.
To follow Christ early Christians formed a network of laity and servant ministers. That network helped to sustain the Christians who could no longer apply for the benefits of the Corban of the Pharisees which Jesus had said made the word of God to none effect.
Since those who followed Christ were to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness they could no longer apply to the Fathers of the earth for their benefits because those men who called themselves benefactors exercised authority one over the other.
Christians had to live by faith, hope and charity and the perfect law of liberty. The welfare systems and benefits of the world had always been a snare and a trap. There has always been two types of welfare in the world. One based love and charity and one based on force and covetousness.
Since the primary purpose of a Personal Contact Minister or PCMs is to help establish a Living Network that provides a Daily ministration in Pure Religion, which is the Corban of Christ, it will only make sense to accepts someone as a PCM if they meet basic criteria:
- A Personal Contact Minister or PCMs
- Should seek to serve by helping people connect to form a network of Congregations while protecting personal identities.
- Should be Congregants of Congregations of Record whose PCM is their Minister of Record.
- Should comply with the Network Guidelines and Purposes. PCM tips
There are several different words used in the Greek Bible that are all translated into the single word minister. One of them is leitourgos which is a public minister. A public servant of the people may use one of two types of welfare to serve, one by charity and the other by force. You cannot do it by charity without a network which we see used over and over in the Bible. When it is done by charity without exercising authority that is Pure Religion.
Another word we find in the Bible appearing as minister is diakonos  which is one who one who executes the commands of another.
And yet another Greek word found in the New Testament which appears as minister, but also officer, and servant is huperetes which means servant from a word that meant a rower and the verb hupereteo meaning to serve or minister unto but defined to act as a rower.
This is why we remind those who are elected by the people that the PCM Group is a row only group. If someone comes on the group because a few people elected them and they are not properly connecting those people to what we seek to do or work with the other PCMs and Ministers of record they will likely not remain.
They certainly cannot remain on the [website PCM pages]. That is because those pages are the testimony by all the other working PCMs and MoRs that a particular individual is doing the job and can be relied upon.
Nothing is more biblical than the people choosing a minister to help bring them together to form a network of small intimate congregations working together with a larger network of congregations for the welfare of all in what sometimes can be both a perilous and even hostile world.
The early Church
When the people got the Baptism of Christ at Pentecost they were cast out of the Corban welfare system of Herod and the Pharisees and had to immediately form an alternative welfare system that operated by charity and love rather than the socialist scheme instituted by Herod the Great and the Pharisees.
A good shepherd knows his sheep and gathers them together leading them besides the still waters so that they may take their rest in green pasture. Nothing is more biblical than to describe the services of the Ministers of Christ as a personal contact minister.
This gathering was an essential part of that nation because without that living network of personal and servant ministers uniting the people together they would have been ill prepared to deal with the disasters and cataclysm that often overtake and even overwhelm society.
Being a Personal Contact Minister
Being a Personal Contact Minister (PCM) is about team work. It is about rowing together and connecting to people and those people with the whole network.
Volunteer men and women connect with individuals in order to connect those individuals with the rest of the network. This requires that each member of a team to pull their own weight and some times assist other team members in doing their share too in order to form a Living Network.
This is nothing more than people loving their neighbors as much as themselves.
Volunteering as a PCM is a position that will give you a greater and more detailed view of the inner workings of the network and is the first step to becoming a Minister of Record.
A PCM is a contact point in a broad network of inter and intra communication. A communication contact point is an essential key in the development of any fractal network.
A Personal Contact Minister (PCM) chosen by two or more people can act as that contact point to connect you with an international network of people seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. It is the responsibility of each house or individual to elect your own PCM.
A Personal Contact Minister is the key connection point in The Living Network. It is the goal of the network to connect everyone with another living contact point or PCM, and through them connect you with other kingdom seeking people.
If you wish to be a PCM or Assistant PCM on the Living Network you must:
- be elected by two or more people [or one if your Minister of Record sponsors you], and
- comply with the Network Guidelines. PCM tips
- congregate with a Congregation of Record
Once a person becomes a Congregant in a recognized CORE group their PCM will be their Minister of Record. All Ministers of Record have the responsibility of connecting their Congregants in their CORE with the rest of the Network while protecting personal privacy.
- Many times ministers are contacted by people who want to know if we have people in their area or in a particular place they are visiting. That information is confidential and is normally only shared with people who are congregating in a CORE group. Everyone seeking the kingdom of God and His righteousness should want to be a part of a Congregation of Record.
How it works
TheLivingNetwork.org link takes people to the page. http://www.preparingyou.com/wiki/Network
There they can join a group based on geographical areas around the world.
Each area has volunteers who can see who is on their different groups. http://www.preparingyou.com/wiki/All_PCMs
That page contains a list of people who have volunteered to be Personal Contact Ministers.
We call them PCMs because they are personally using information about where everyone is to help connect you with others in your area.
These PCMs are volunteering to help you find other people in your area with the tools and access we and you choose to share with them.
They cannot do you any good if you do not communicate and share.
They will try and guard your privacy by keeping your contact information private. They can get more information from the group website because they are made managers but they rely on the people of the groups and other PCMs to help connect each of you.
They are in contact with other PCMs on every group throughout the whole network.
The purpose of these electronic networks is to help build a Living Network where people begin to know and trust each other.
Networking taking a personal investment of time and energy.
It will also take a humble desire to help others.
One of the first jobs facing everyone on the network is to help everyone in the network find other people who care about their neighbor as much as they care about themselves.
Any one can be added to the PCM list if they will volunteer and do the simple tasks of helping others. http://www.preparingyou.com/wiki/Personal_Contact_Minister#How_do_I_volunteer
How do I choose a PCM
- It is good to start by joining your local Network group
- Choose from the list of http://www.preparingyou.com/wiki/All_PCMs.
- Go to their individual webpage.
- You can call them, or
- Email them direct, or
- Email the whole group letting them know you intend to elect them.
- Then fill out the election form including their email and name.
You can then share whatever personal information you choose with your personal contact to help them connect you to the rest of the network and those in your area. Those local PCMs cannot answer all of your questions but they can connect you with other men and women, study groups, reading and audio materials that are available throughout the Living Network. They are there to help you seek the kingdom...
How do I volunteer
After you elect your own Personal Contact Minister in your local area you can volunteer by giving your picture and a brief blurb about yourself including your personal contact information like email and phone number and why you want to help.
This information will be posted on your own webpage and the Personal Contact list in your area. If you continue to work with other PCMs and Ministers of Record you will get more access to the rest of The Living Network.
Your efforts and work to help to unselfishly build a living network like the early Church and Israel before them is your personal witness. From that patient witness and perseverance relationships will grow along with the network and the church established by Christ will grow in the midst of that fellowship and communion.
What to watch for
There are those who merely want to build their local group and neglect the rest of the network and the other ministers of Record along with needs of the other outside their local group. These people are not kingdom minded and do not care about the next congregation as much as their own. This is not born of the spirit of Christ.
Beware of those who attempt to impose their own religious eschatology and doctrines on you. Each individual must work out their own salvation with fear and trembling before God, and not before each other. Our mission within congregations is to care and encourage Christ-like behavior. We are not creating a new religion but seeking to individually conform to Christ and follow His ways of righteousness.
Sloth has brought us into the bondage of the world as much as the overt acts of others. We must be diligent in our desire to serve God by helping one another. We need to guard against neglecting others if we are in hope of not being neglected ourselves. We are to love one another as Christ loved us.
What More can I do?
Join some of the many conference or study calls, ask questions on the groups, read or listen to the audio material. Set up meetings in your local area and some of you should come to the festivals as you are able. Greet travelers coming through your area. Help evangelize the word. Get the HHC talk-show on other broadcasting stations or set up interviews with other talk-shows. Try to form congregations of record by getting to know other people in the network. There are other work groups you may be able to assist, at least according to abilities or finances, etc..
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- ↑ 3011 ~λειτουργός~ leitourgos \@li-toorg-os’\@ from a derivative of laos meaning people and ergon meaning work or employment; the word is translated minister 4 times and, he that ministers once. It is defined as 1) a public minister, a servant of the state 2) a minister, servant
- ↑ 1249 ~διάκονος~ diakonos \@dee-ak’-on-os\@ probably from an obsolete diako (to run on errands, cf 1377); n m/f translated minister 20, servant 8, deacon 3; 31. Defined 1) one who executes the commands of another, esp. of a master, a servant, attendant, minister 1a) the servant of a king similar to leitourgos
- ↑ 5257 ~ὑπηρέτης~ huperetes \@hoop-ay-ret’-ace\@ from hupo a primary preposition meaning of, by, under. It is also a derivative of eresso meaning to row); n m and is translated in the Bible officer 11, minister 5, servant 4; 20. And defined 1) servant 1a) an underrower, subordinate rower 1b) any one who serves with hands: a servant 1b1) in the NT of the officers and attendants of magistrates as — of the officer who executes penalties 1b2) of the attendants of a king, servants, retinue, the soldiers of a king, of the attendant of a synagogue 1b3) of any one ministering or rendering service 1c) any one who aids another in any work 1c1) an assistant 1c2) of the preacher of the gospel
- ↑ 5256 ~ὑπηρετέω~ hupereteo \@hoop-ay-ret-eh’-o\@ like huperetes but the verb translate serve 1, minister unto 1, minister 1; 3 and defined 1) to act as a rower, to row 2) to minister, render services
- ↑ Deuteronomy 16:10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give [unto the LORD thy God], according as the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
- ↑ Ecclesiastes 11:1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
- ↑ : Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
- 1 Thessalonians 5:11 ¶ Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
- 2 Thessalonians 2:1 ¶ Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and [by] our gathering together unto him,
- 2 Corinthians 1:11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
- 2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
- Ephesians 2:21 In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:
- Ephesians 2:22 In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
- Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
- Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
- Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.
- Matthew 12:30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
- Luke 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
- Exodus 4:29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered together all the elders of the children of Israel:
- Isaiah 54:7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
- Luke 17:37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.
- Luke 24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
- John 11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
- Acts 4:6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.