Kenneth Hagin Ministries/ RHEMA/ The Word of Faith

Summary

Kenneth Hagin Ministries is a dba for Rhema Bible Church. Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin began the organization as a preaching and speaking platform. Faith Seminar of the Air is heard in thousands of homes via more than 300 daily broadcasts in the United States and in over more than 120 countries on all continents via short-wave radio. In addition, Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin and Rev. Kenneth Hagin Jr. have authored more than 125 books. Also "The Word of Faith", KHM's magazine is sent into more than 540,000 homes each month to encourage the friends of the ministry with teaching. As well as more than 58,000 teaching tapes by Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin and Rev. Kenneth Hagin Jr. are distributed each month. RHEMA Bible Training Center is located on a campus that covers more than 100 acres. Bible teachers provide a curriculum designed to produce men and women for ministry. RHEMA Bible Church meets on the campus of RHEMA Bible Training Center. Weekly services began in October 1985; in 1992, the new 4,500-seat RHEMA Bible Church auditorium building was completed. In the fall of 1979, Rev. Hagin began a Healing School on the RHEMA campus. Morning and afternoon healing sessions are held daily. Additionally, KHM has international RHEMA training centers in - South Africa since 1980, Australia since 1981, Austria since 1999, Brazil since 1999, Colombia since 1999, Germany since 1999, India since 1999, Italy since 1999, Mexico since 1999, Peru since 1999, South Pacific since 1999, and Thailand since 1999. KHM also operates a Canadian office, located in Toronto, Ontario. This ministry has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As such it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry.


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 50126
Tulsa, OK 74150-0126

Website: www.rhema.org

Phone: (918) 258-1588

Email: partnerservice@rhema.org


Organization details

EIN: 751226882

CEO/President: Mr. Kenneth Hagin Jr.

Chairman:

Board size:

Founder: Mr. Kenneth Hagin

Year founded: 1934

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end:

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin began his ministry in Texas in 1934. For twelve years he pastored and traveled as an evangelist. In 1963, the Kenneth E. Hagin Evangelistic Association ("KHM") was incorporated. Three years later, the offices of the ministry were moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1976, the ministry and school moved to accommodate the many outreaches and students who were coming for intensive training in the Word of God. In 1978, the name of the ministry was changed to RHEMA Bible Church and Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. ("KHM").

Faith Seminar of the Air is heard in thousands of homes via more than 300 daily broadcasts in the United States and in over 120 countries on all continents via short-wave radio. Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin and Rev. Kenneth Hagin Jr. have authored more than 125 books. The Word of Faith, KHM's magazine is sent into more than 540,000 homes each month to encourage the friends of the ministry with teaching. More than 58,000 teaching tapes by Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin and Rev. Kenneth Hagin Jr. are distributed each month.

RHEMA Bible Training Center is located on a campus that covers more than 100 acres. Bible teachers provide a curriculum designed to produce men and women for ministry. RHEMA Bible Church meets on the campus of RHEMA Bible Training Center. Weekly services began in October 1985; in 1992, the new 4,500-seat RHEMA Bible Church auditorium building was completed. In the fall of 1979, Rev. Hagin began a Healing School on the RHEMA campus. Morning and afternoon healing sessions are held daily. Each July, the ministry conducts its indoor Camp meeting at Tulsa's Convention Center.

KHM has international RHEMA training centers in - South Africa since 1980, Australia since 1981, Austria since 1999, Brazil since 1999, Colombia since 1999, Germany since 1999, India since 1999, Italy since 1999, Mexico since 1999, Peru since 1999, South Pacific since 1999, and Thailand since 1999. KHM also operates a Canadian office, located in Toronto, Ontario.

This ministry has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As such it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry.

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Christians should have nothing to fear by being open. All will be judged at a future date, and with this thought in mind, how are we to conduct ourselves before God today? Organizations described as "Christian Ministries" are at least giving people an image of God. Is God characterized as closed, impartial and hidden; or, open, personable and knowable? Scripture enjoins Christians to conduct themselves honestly (1 Thes. 4:12; 1 Tim. 2:2), with due candor (Jms. 5:12) and grace (Col. 4:6), without deliberate offense to Jew, Gentile or the Church of God (1 Cor. 10:32), with decency and orderliness (1 Cor. 14:40), blameless, giving no occasion for rebuke (Phil. 2:15), and offering no opportunity for false accusation (1 Pet. 3:16). Responsibility for the resources God has placed in the trust of His saints is called "stewardship" in the Bible (1 Pet. 4:10), the person responsible for the resources is called the "steward" (Lk. 12:42; 16:1-8). Most Christians would not argue with the principle that the chief aim of man is to ..."to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." However, how can a "Christian Ministry" "glorify God" if they are not open? Are not organizations that hide things characterized as cults? Should not Christian ministries lead by example? Besides being characterized as a steward, Christians can be characterized as ambassadors and as light because God is light. Just these few summary ideas indicate that Christian ministries should be open and transparent. In addition, responsibility to God is linked to responsibility to government and mankind.

MinistryWatch.com's hope is that Christian ministries are indeed an example to follow and not otherwise. It is one of our premises that Christians should be light in a world of darkness and as such, Christians should be setting the standard by their conduct.

It is not enough for ministries to live up to the minimum of any written law, or to give all men their due. Ministries ought to give them more than their due. Ministries should be concentrating on the good of others, seeking reward in self-denial and sacrifice, and not of personal advantage. Therefore ministries should treat others as they would want to be treated by them, regardless of unworthiness and ingratitude.

Donors should be seeking information before they give as well as after. Before in order to have an idea where the money is intended, as well as if it corresponds to the donors values. And then after to see if it really happened. Trust but verify, so that they know if they would desire to continue to give. This ministry has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As such it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry.

Prudent donors want to understand what it is they are going to support. Some ministries claim they have no legal obligation to share financial or other information -- but they do have a moral obligation to do so. Without access to comprehensive ministry information it is not possible for donors to make optimal giving decisions. Ministries that seek to obscure critical information from scrutiny undermine the faith and trust of donors and damage attitudes that have a long term negative impact. For those few ministries that state it has no legal obligation, it should be noted that donors are even less so obligated with any legalist obligation to give, but they do have a moral obligation to give in a prudent and wise fashion. Transparency is a consensus of practical sound wisdom. Many Christians are willing to live ethically without a governmental entity mandating that they do so. Transparency is the key component to a growing and prosperous donor -- ministry relationship and fundamental to long-term ministry success. Information, however, must be timely, relevant, accurate and complete for it to be used effectively.

Christians should have nothing to fear by being open. All will be judged at a future date, and with this thought in mind, how are we to conduct ourselves before God today? Organizations described as "Christian Ministries" are at least giving people an image of God. Is God characterized as closed, impartial and hidden; or, open, personable and knowable? Scripture enjoins Christians to conduct themselves honestly (1 Thes. 4:12; 1 Tim. 2:2), with due candor (Jms. 5:12) and grace (Col. 4:6), without deliberate offense to Jew, Gentile or the Church of God (1 Cor. 10:32), with decency and orderliness (1 Cor. 14:40), blameless, giving no occasion for rebuke (Phil. 2:15), and offering no opportunity for false accusation (1 Pet. 3:16). Responsibility for the resources God has placed in the trust of His saints is called "stewardship" in the Bible (1 Pet. 4:10), the person responsible for the resources is called the "steward" (Lk. 12:42; 16:1-8). Most Christians would not argue with the principle that the chief aim of man is to ..."to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." However, how can a "Christian Ministry" "glorify God" if they are not open? Are not organizations that hide things characterized as cults? Should not Christian ministries lead by example? Besides being characterized as a steward, Christians can be characterized as ambassadors and as light because God is light. Just these few summary ideas indicate that Christian ministries should be open and transparent. In addition, responsibility to God is linked to responsibility to government and mankind.

MinistryWatch.com's hope is that Christian ministries are indeed an example to follow and not otherwise. It is one of our premises that Christians should be light in a world of darkness and as such, Christians should be setting the standard by their conduct.

It is not enough for ministries to live up to the minimum of any written law, or to give all men their due. Ministries ought to give them more than their due. Ministries should be concentrating on the good of others, seeking reward in self-denial and sacrifice, and not of personal advantage. Therefore ministries should treat others as they would want to be treated by them, regardless of unworthiness and ingratitude.

Donors should be seeking information before they give as well as after. Before in order to have an idea where the money is intended, as well as if it corresponds to the donors values. And then after to see if it really happened. Trust but verify, so that they know if they would desire to continue to give.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Kenneth Hagin Ministries uses the following to express its statement of faith:

We Believe....
THE SCRIPTURES - The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the product of holy men of old who spoke and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. The New Covenant, as recorded in the New Testament, we accept as our infallible guide in matters pertaining to conduct and doctrine (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).

We Believe....
THE GODHEAD - Our God is one, but manifested in three Persons - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, being coequal (Deut. 6:4;Phil. 2:6). God the Father is greater than all; the Sender of the Word (Logos) and the Begetter (John 14:28; John 16:28; John 1:14).
The Son is the Word flesh-covered, the One Begotten, and has existed with the Father from the beginning (John 1:1; John 1:18; John 1:14). The Holy Spirit proceeds forth from both the Father and the Son and is eternal (John 14:16;John 15:26).

We Believe....

MAN, HIS FALL AND REDEMPTION - Man is a created being, made in the likeness and image of God, but through Adam's transgression and fall, sin came into the world. The Bible says "...all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God," and "...There is none righteous, no, not one." (Rom. 3:10; 3:23). Jesus Christ, the Son of God, was manifested to undo the works of the devil and gave His life and shed His blood to redeem and restore man back to God (Rom. 5:14; 1 John 3:8).
Salvation is the gift of God to man, separate from works and the Law, and is made operative by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, producing works acceptable to God (Eph. 2:8-10).

We Believe....
ETERNAL LIFE AND THE NEW BIRTH - Man's first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that worketh repentance. The new birth is necessary to all men, and when experienced, produces eternal life (2 Cor. 7:10; John 3:3-5; 1 John 5:12).

We Believe....
WATER BAPTISM - Baptism in water is by immersion, is a direct commandment of our Lord, and is for believers only. The ordinance is a symbol of the Christian's identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection (Matt. 28:19; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; Acts 8:36-39).
The following recommendation regarding the water baptismal formula is adopted; to wit: "On the confession of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and by His authority, I baptize you in the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Amen."

We Believe....
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY GHOST - The Baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation and is received subsequent to the new birth. This experience is accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance (Matt. 3:11; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:38,39; Acts 19:1-7; Acts 2:1-4).

We Believe....
SANCTIFICATION - The Bible teaches that without holiness no man can see the Lord. We believe in the Doctrine of Sanctification as a definite, yet progressive work of grace, commencing at the time of regeneration and continuing until the consummation of salvation at Christ's return (Heb. 12:14; 1 Thess. 5:23; 2 Peter 3:18; 2 Cor. 3:18; Phil. 3:12-14; 1 Cor. 1:30).

We Believe....
DIVINE HEALING - Healing is for the physical ills of the human body and is wrought by the power of God through the prayer of faith, and by the laying on of hands. It is provided for in the atonement of Christ, and is the privilege of every member of the Church today (James 5:14,15; Mark 16:18; Isa. 53:4,5; Matt. 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24).

We Believe....
RESURRECTION OF THE JUST AND THE RETURN OF OUR LORD - The angels said to Jesus' disciples, "...this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." His coming is imminent. When He comes, "...the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air..." (Acts 1:11; 1 Thess. 4:16,17).
Following the Tribulation, He shall return to earth as King of kings, and Lord of lords, and together with His saints, who shall be kings and priests, He shall reign a thousand years (Rev. 5:10;20:6).

We Believe....
HELL AND ETERNAL RETRIBUTION - The one who physically dies in his sins without accepting Christ is hopelessly and eternally lost in the lake of fire and, therefore, has no further opportunity of hearing the Gospel or repenting. The lake of fire is literal. The terms "eternal" and "everlasting," used in describing the duration of the punishment of the damned in the lake of fire, carry the same thought and meaning of endless existence as used in denoting the duration of joy and ecstasy of saints in the Presence of God (Heb. 9:27; Rev. 19:20).

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History

Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin began his ministry in Texas in 1934. For twelve years he pastored and traveled as an evangelist. In 1963, the Kenneth E. Hagin Evangelistic Association ("KHM") was incorporated. Three years later, the offices of the ministry were moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rev. Hagin was in demand for public meetings and seminars, and he ministered across the United States. The radio outreach ministry was established in the 1960s. In 1976, KHM produced its first television program.

Due to the need for additional printed teaching materials, KHM founded the RHEMA Correspondence Bible School to provide home Bible study plans. RHEMA Bible Training Center was founded in 1974 to teach the principles of faith to those preparing for the ministry. In 1976, the ministry and school moved to new facilities to accommodate the many outreaches and students from across America who were coming for training in the Word of God. In 1978, the name of the ministry was changed to RHEMA Bible Church and Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc.


Program accomplishments

Kenneth Hagin Ministries has the following programs:

"Faith Seminar of the Air" is heard in thousands of homes via more than 300 daily broadcasts in the United States and in over 120 countries on all continents via short-wave radio. KHM broadcasts "RHEMA Radio Church," in 95 weekly radio broadcasts, which can be picked up in 30 states.

Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin and Rev. Kenneth Hagin Jr. have authored 125 faith-building books. Over 53 million copies of these books are currently in circulation around the world. MAGAZINE - "The Word of Faith" is delivered monthly to more than 540,000 homes to encourage KHM's friends with teaching.

CASSETTE TAPES - More than 58,000 teaching tapes are distributed each month. More than six million tapes have been distributed since the beginning of KHM.

CORRESPONDENCE TRAINING -RHEMA Correspondence Bible School has enrolled more than 57,000 interested students since its inception and offers home Bible study.

BIBLE SCHOOL - RHEMA Bible Training Center is located on a campus that covers more than 100 acres. Bible teachers provide instruction designed to produce men and women for ministry. Since the 1974-75 charter class of 58 students, RHEMA has provided Bible-based training to more than 16,500 graduates. RHEMA's average annual enrollment is 1,800 with graduating classes of 750-800.

RHEMA BIBLE CHURCH - (Pastor Rev. Kenneth Hagin Jr.) RHEMA Bible Church meets on the campus of RHEMA Bible Training Center. Weekly services began in October 1985. In 1992, the new 4,500-seat RHEMA Bible Church auditorium building was completed. This building also houses the church offices, music department offices, rehearsal facilities, the children's church auditorium, a chapel and reception area, and 19 classrooms.

CRUSADES - Rev. Kenneth E. Hagin, Rev. Kenneth Hagin Jr., and Rev. Craig Hagin minister together and individually in crusades, seminars, and other meetings during the year.

HEALING SCHOOL - In the fall of 1979, Rev. Hagin began this school on the RHEMA campus. Morning and afternoon healing sessions are held daily.

CAMPMEETING - Each July, the ministry conducts its indoor Camp meeting at Tulsa's Convention Center. It has drawn people from all 50 states, Canada, and 42 other countries.

PRISON MINISTRY - This outreach offers - free of charge - Bibles, books, and cassette tapes to all chaplains and prisoners who request them.

INTERNATIONAL FACILITIES - KHM has international RHEMA training centers in - South Africa since 1980, Australia since 1981, Austria since 1999, Brazil since 1999, Colombia since 1999, Germany since 1999, India since 1999, Italy since 1999, Mexico since 1999, Peru since 1999, South Pacific since 1999, and Thailand since 1999.


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