RFI Credential Application

This application is for those who are not currently credentialed with RFI. This application will take 20 to 30 minutes of your time. Please provide sufficient time to thoroughly read through information and complete all questions. At the end of the application you will be prompted to submit the application fee for whatever you are applying for.
LETTER FROM DR. JOHN POLIS
Revival Fellowship International, Inc.

Dear Brother and Sister in Christ,

Thank you for you interest in RFI. We are delighted to be of service to you as God directs. Revival is in the land and we desire to assist all those whom God is using to bring in the end time harvest.

If you decide to apply for any category of affiliation, please complete the application(s) according to the procedural information therein and return completed forms, references, and appropriate fee(s) to expedite processing. For the best results, RFI requires that all Pastors who affiliate churches with RFI must also hold credentials
with RFI.

May God richly bless you in all your endeavors to fulfill the Great Commission and in your personal life and family.

Sincerely in Christ,

Dr. John Polis
President, RFI
INTRODUCTION
God is restoring all spiritual truth, including the gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit to His Church in accordance with the promise of restoration in Acts 3:19-21. In each wave of restoration, fresh, or what is called ”present truth” is given to the church for retention and implementation. History records the beginning of this great move to restore the church beginning with Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation up to this hour with the “present truth” of the restoration of apostles and prophets to the body of Christ. When fresh revelation is given, it is not always received and assimilated by existing organizations so “new wineskins” are formed to contain the ”new wine” of the Spirit. In this hour we are seeing the birthing of “apostolic movements” with the purpose of proclaiming and implementing the truths concerning the five fold ministry gifts within the church. In the past we have seen the Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran and Pentecostal Movements form to retain and proclaim the restoration truth their founding leaders were given by the Holy Spirit. It is the plan of God that the church should grow up in “all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ” by partaking of all the truth that has been restored thus far. This requires us to receive from one another and cross-pollinate, or network together. Some movements are referred to as “remnant” groups because they have accepted all truth that has been restored, without forming an exclusive denomination to isolate themselves from others they cannot agree with. It is our desire to be a restoration movement that embraces all that has been given to the church historically, presently and in the future. In RFI, we desire to be like the “children of Issachar” who “had understanding of the times” (1 Chronicles 12:32), and continue to
become fully mature in Christ before his Second Coming.
BIRTHING PROPHECY OF RFI
Given Forth in 1995

Thank You, Lord! Hallelujah! Thank You, Lord! Glory, Hallelujah, praise the
Lord! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

“These are the men God has chosen. God has ordained and organized this
whole idea, from the foundation of the world, saith the Lord God. I have
ordained that this fellowship be created. Transform to me, says the Lord.
It's in your heart, but it was put there by me! It's my idea, it's not your plan,
but it's my plan, it's my idea ordained.

You come from different streams and you've come from different back grounds, you've come from different organizations; you've come from different places, saith the Lord, but I have called you. Your streams are coming together into a mighty flow, saith the Lord God, for I have ordained it. And yes, I shall raise up this organization, saith the Lord God, and it shall touch the nations of the earth even as I have spoken, saith the lord. I have ordained you and called you and I have sent you, saith the Lord God, and I
have filled your cup.

And I have put a new anointing upon your life and I have even put a double portion, a double anointing of the five-fold ministry; it's upon you, it's in your hands to bear it across the nations; saith the lord. To bear it around the world into other nations to impart. To lay hands upon the officers of the church that I have installed. Those men and women of God that I have raised up that I have set in their places of ministry. I have given you a double portion of that five-fold ministry anointing that you shall take and lay hands upon my officers, those that I have ordained, those that I have set; and you shall confirm them, saith the Lord. You shall ordain them, saith the Lord. You shall bless them and you shall raise them up and you shall cause them to prosper and you, saith the Lord God, shall be raised up in these last days as my men of God to take this message to the nations!

For I have five-fold ministry gifts, saith the Lord, that are all throughout the earth. They are ready and they are waiting, saith the Lord. Their cup is turned up. Many are dry, many are thirsty, many are like the dry bones; saith the Lord, that I have called, but yet they have been in the wilderness. They have been setting in a place; they have been discarded. They have been setting in a place of no use, of abuse, and disuse. But I will raise you up; I called you, saith the Lord to go and find them in the valley, to go and
find them in the valley of dry bones, to go and breathe upon them, to go and bring refreshing to them. To go and raise them up again, saith the Lord.

Oh, for I will cause you to impart that fresh anointing that shall flow upon their life and into their spirit, and they shall be raised up as a mighty army in the last days. Oh those who have been in obscurity, those that have sat by the wayside; I’ve heard their cries, saith the Lord. For they have called out to me, saying ‘where are my helpers? Where are the men and women of God that care about me? Where are those men and women that can advance me, that can ordain me, that can set me, that can confirm me, that
can place the anointing upon me?

I have heard their cries, saith the Lord, and now I am calling you. And I am sending you unto them, saith the Lord. And you shall find them in the place of obscurity, in the place of dryness, and bring them into a place of freedom and glory and newness; and restoration shall come into their lives and into their ministry, and their anointing shall bud and be raised up, and they shall flourish and they shall flower and they shall blossom, the men and women of God that are in waiting, saith the Lord, that I will raise up through your lives!”
STATEMENT OF FAITH
  • WE BELIEVE the scripture of the Old and New Testament to be the inspired Word of God, presenting to us the complete revelation of His will for the redemption of mankind and constituting the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:21)
  • WE BELIEVE that God is a Trinity in unity manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17)
  • WE BELIEVE that man is created in the image of God but thru Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. (Romans 5:12, Romans 3:23)
  • WE BELIEVE that salvation is made possible through the meritorious work of Jesus Christ on the cross; that we are saved by faith through grace. (John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • WE BELIEVE that the true church is the body Jesus Christ, Jesus Himself being the head. It is made up of all true believers who witness a born again experience. (Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 2:19-22)
  • WE BELIEVE that God calls men and women to serve in the fivefold ministry and specifically endues the one called with the talents and abilities peculiar to that office. Under no circumstances should anyone be set apart to ministry unless the calling is distinct, evident and confirmed by the Presbytery. (Ephesians 4:8-13)
  • WE BELIEVE that water baptism is by immersion and is a direct commandment of the Lord for all believers. The ordinance is symbolic of our identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. (Mt. 29:19, Rms. 6:4, Col. 2:12)
  • WE BELIEVE that the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a gift from God and is available to all believers. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a second work of grace received after salvation, the initial sign of which is speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. (Jn. 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:4)
  • WE BELIEVE that sanctification is a definite yet progressive work of grace in the life of a believer beginning with the new birth and consummating at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (II Cor. 3:18, II Peter 3:18, I Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 12:14)
  • WE BELIEVE in the sanctity of human life, that God determines the boundaries of life and holds in His hands the two fragile ends of human experience. He is active in the conception of life and the conclusion of life, in birth and in death. This truth imparts extraordinary value to every life, independent of gender, race, socioeconomic position, age, or health status. Those who hold to biblical creation must attach great worth to human life and will stand in its defense. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13,15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
  • WE BELIEVE in the sanctity of marriage as established by the Holy Scriptures, that God created marriage, and that the only legitimate marriage is the joining of one man and one woman. (Genesis 2:24; Romans 7:2-3; 1 Corinthians 7:10-11; Ephesians 5:22-33).
  • WE BELIEVE in the healing of the body by Divine Power, that divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers (Acts 4:30; Romans 8:11; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:1).
  • WE BELIEVE in the Tithe (the first ten percent of our income) that belongs to the Lord, offerings that are given willingly, and alms that are given to the poor. We believe prosperity is the will of God for every believer and always to be associated with God’s purpose (Deuteronomy 8:18; 2 Corinthians 8:9; 9:6-15).
  • WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of the saints (1 Corinthians 15:51-52) the eternal judgment of the wicked (Hebrews 6:1-2) and the bodily return of Jesus Christ to the earth (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
LEVELS OF AFFILIATION
  • Christian Worker - for those who need access to Jails, Prisons, Hospitals, etc. for purposes of Bible Study, Visitation and Prayer Ministry.
  • Ordination - for those leading Churches, Networks, Evangelistic Organizations or other 501-C3 Religious Organizations who need legal status as a Minister of the Gospel.
  • Charter of Affiliation for Churches and Ministries
FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS - CERTIFICATION FEES
  • Christian Worker - $50 per year
  • Ordination - $100 per year
  • Church/Ministry Charter of Affiliation $200 per year.
  • All fees renewable by January 31 of the following year.

Those who contribute in tithes and offerings in excess of the yearly affiliation fee may waive fees upon receipt of giving.

All Ordained Ministers, Affiliated Churches and Ministries are required to Tithe. It is best to Tithe with regularity on a monthly basis so that the blessing of the Tithe may flow without interruption.

If there are questions regarding the Doctrine of Tithing (one tenth of increase), please discuss these matters before accepting affiliation. We believe that Tithing is an act of Faith and Honor that positions a person or ministry for the promised blessings of Malachi 3:8-10.
CODE OF HONOR PLEDGE
I understand that my completing this application is my acceptance of the entire Code of Honor Pledge and completes a contract between RFI, and myself, which is a prerequisite for my membership. The Code of Honor represents those principles that result in the spiritual growth of the individual members and the movement. They are no more than what should be required of church members in a local church that is striving for excellence.
I PLEDGE
  • I PLEDGE to seek after the heart of God and apply myself to be conformed to His image in all areas of my life.
  • I PLEDGE to continually seek the current flow of the Holy Spirit in each and every unique move He gives to the Body of Christ without compromising Spiritual integrity.
  • I PLEDGE to live in a lifestyle that gives honor to God and abstain from questionable actions that would harm my testimony as a minister or discredit the body of Christ. This encompasses all biblical standards given by the Word of God morally, socially, and legally.
  • I PLEDGE to maintain proper Biblical order for my home and family.
  • I PLEDGE to operate in integrity within the financial operation of my home and ministry including tithing and the support of RFI according to requirements of membership.
  • I PLEDGE to operate within the constraints of confidentiality between ministers.
  • I PLEDGE to give myself to a ministry of restoration of fallen ministers and parishioners as they cooperate with that process.
  • On behalf of my church/ministry I PLEDGE to conduct affairs of my local church/ministry in full cooperation with the scriptures and tenets of RFI.
  • I PLEDGE to allow RFI as my spiritual covering to counsel, instruct, correct and restore my life in keeping with scriptural principles as needed.
  • I PLEDGE to actively participate in those functions that are designated for spiritual growth, relationships and productivity as hosted by RFI.
  • I PLEDGE to walk in love and avoid strife, gossip, criticism or any other destructive spirit that would seek to undermine the fellowship of RFI ministers an leaders.
ACCEPTANCE
I ACCEPT my membership in RFI as a privilege and not a right and understand that the network reserves the right to revoke my affiliation status in order to safeguard RFI’s ideals of Christian and moral character.









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