The purposes for which the said Corporation is organized exclusively for religious, educational or charitable purposes, as may qualify it as exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue Law). More specifically, such purposes included, but are not limited to:
(a) To establish and maintain places/houses of worship for the one true Almighty God, our Father, and to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, and to honor, at all time, the Holy Spirit (Ps. 42:4; 122:1; Eph. 2:19; Phil. 2:9-11; Rev. 4:11).
(b) To encourage members to enter into a covenant to serve and love one another in Christ; becoming a multicultural family of believers called to help one another experience ongoing growth in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to “grow up together” as a corporate Body of believers into the image of Christ (John 15:12; 1 John 4:21; Gal. 3:28; Eph. 4:15, 16).
(c) To expound the Word of God by teaching and preaching; to scatter the Word of God abroad in accordance with the commission of Christ (Mt. 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8).
(d) To regularly assemble together the members of EOM International for fellowship one with another, both in large public congregations and in small fellowship groups in homes or other places, to worship God in Spirit and in truth, and to cooperate in the building up of the whole Body of Christ (Acts 16:4, 5; Heb. 10:25; Acts 5:42; 2:42, 46; 12:12; 20:20, 21; 28:30; Rom. 16:5; Col. 4:15; John 4:23, 24; 1 Cor. 14:26; 16:19).
(e) To evangelize around the world; promote the Gospel of Christ in the United States of America and overseas, with the members acting as a corporate Body, either by themselves or at their discretion, in cooperation with other bodies considered to be of like faith; by all legal and practical means, but especially by outreach; missionary and evangelistic work (Mt. 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15, 16; Acts 1:8; 8:4, 5, 25, 35-40; 13:1-4; 16:6-10; Rom. 10:12-17; 15:18-21; 2 Cor. 10:16).
(f) To involve every willing participant of EOM International and other ministries in discipleship unto Christ, including fellowship and activities of service in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to the Body of Christ (John 13:34, 35; 2 John 5,6; Acts 2:42).
(g) To recognize the various gifted people and ministries called by God to enable believers to fulfill their respective functions as members of the Body of Christ, and to bring this local Body of Christ to unity, maturity and completion (Rom. 12; 1 Cor. 12:27, 28; Eph. 4:8-16).
(h) To perform the sacraments of the Church, including baptizing believers in water by immersion, celebrating the Lord’s Supper and performing other ministries, which include, but are not limited to: anointing the sick with oil, conducting weddings and funerals, and dedicating infants (Acts 8:35-39; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; Ja. 5:14; Mark 10:13-16).
(i) To strengthen the family relationships, so that the home life of each member is healthy and fruitful by Biblical standards (Eph. 5:22-6:1-4).
(j) To act first with charitable concern to help the members of EOM International in any way possible, and all people in need of any help which this Church can give, regardless of race, social position, or religious affiliations; to develop and carry out programs of social action for the poor, aged, widowed, orphaned, afflicted, imprisoned, or underprivileged persons, both within and without EOM International (Gal. 6:10; Luke 4:18,19; James 1:27; Mt. 25:34-40).
(k) To pray for all people, local and national leaders, governments and all that are in authority as instructed in 1 Timothy 2:1-6.
(l) To support and encourage communication and extension of the Christian life and witness by sound and comprehensive preaching, teaching and application of Biblical principles to all people, both within EOM International and elsewhere, not only by conventional modes, but also by all means which will effect such communication, extension, teaching and preaching. This should include methods of communication developed by modern technology. These purposes should also include to sponsor, participate in, conduct or engage in radio broadcasting, television broadcasting, the printing or reproduction and publication of recordings, books, and other materials including a general printing and publishing business in connection with the establishment and operation of a Youth Centers, Day Care Centers, Bible Schools, K-12 Schools, Credit Union, and homes for the indigent or aged people; to hold and conduct seminars, study groups, workshops, and meeting by either resident or traveling speakers; to receive offerings for such purposes, provided, however, that none of the foregoing shall be done for private profit; and to grant aid and pay compensation to persons, firms and corporations for services actually rendered for such purposes, and the none of the foregoing is inconsistent with the provisions of the Article of Incorporation and Bylaws of this Corporation (Mt. 24:14, 28:18-20; Mark 16:15,16; Psalms 112:5; Mt. 5:42).
(m) To set forth and license Ministers, as they may be called; ordain Ministers as Elders as they may qualify, consecrate Elders to Junior Bishops as they may qualify, and ordain Deacons, as they may qualify. Additionally, the Presiding Bishop may appoint and license apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (Ephesians 4:11) to assist in edifying governing the Church body with approval from the EOM Board.
(n) To send forth and maintain ministers, missionaries or other workers for the establishment and up building of Churches, or institutions, and to assist in the establishment and maintenance of other churches, ministries, and institutions either domestic or foreign (1 Tim. 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; Acts 6:3; Mt. 28:18-20).
(o) To establish Regional, district ministries in national and international providing a place for EOM members to worship, be trained, and to exercise their spiritual gifts.
(p) To have and exercise all powers, necessary or convenient, to effect and to accomplish any or all of the Religious charitable purposes for which the Corporation is organized.
(q) To participate in any and all other activities permitted under the state of Colorado Non-Profit Corporation Act. The foregoing enumeration of specific purposes and powers shall, except as specifically restricted herein, be in nowise limited or restricted by reference to, or inference from, the terms of any provision of this or any other Article of these Bylaws.