Full Gospel Ecclesiastical Spiritual Wing of AUGP USA with over 20,000 affiliated churches in all continents looking after the needs of over 5 million members functioning in accordance with Full Gospel Biblical Doctrines & Teachings.
The inaugural notice published in 2016 may be seen here: https://blogaugporg.blogspot.com/2016/07/his-eminence-dr-madhu-krishan-founder.html
NAME: The name of this General Synod is Global Apostolic Diocese
PURPOSE: GAD exists to glorify God by making disciples of all nations, through the means of prayer, evangelism, teaching, fellowship, and worship in accordance with the greater Commission and authority given by Lord JESUS CHRIST in the Book of Mathew: 28:18-20
ORGANIZATION AND INCORPORATION
This General Synod operates as the Full Gospel Ecclesiastical Spiritual Wing of AUGP USA which is a 40-year-old 501 (C) 3 IGO registered with the UN and EU. The authority is derived from the Lord Jesus Christ and is vested in its global membership, governed through its appointed officers in accordance with this constitution. The title to the property and buildings and the ownership of all its equipment are vested in the membership. There shall be churches established globally and all such churches will come under the spiritual authority of the Synod and its Patriarch.
The General Synod considers and approves legislation affecting the whole of the Church, formulates new forms of worship, debates matters of national and international importance, and approves the annual budget for the work of the Church at the global level.
The Legal Office under Judicial Vicar provides professional legal services to the General Synod and some international and national Church bodies.
The work of the Legal Office includes:
- Legislative work for the General Synod, including preparing draft Measures and Canons, as well as subordinate legislation (such as Statutory Instruments), overseeing their passage through Synod;
- Administering the central functions of the Clergy Discipline procedure; and
- Undertaking some specialist ecclesiastical conveyancing.
Hebron Eco University legally incorporated in the USA and registered with the United Nations is also affiliated with the Global Apostolic Diocese. The work carried out in UAE under the International Institute of Theological Studies- IITS in 1990, and the subsequent expansion with SAIT and HOMSA now come under the purview of the Global Apostolic Diocese.
AFFILIATION AND FELLOWSHIP
This General Synod shall have fellowship with other Bible-believing churches and individuals of like faith. It also maintains cordial relations with leaders of other faiths and contributes globally to understanding and maintaining healthy relations with adherents.
Newyork June 2022