FRONT LINE WARRIORS, MINISTERS ON MOTORCYCLES, INC.
Volunteer membership into FRONT LINE WARRIORS, M.M. is open to all Christians from all churches professing Jesus Christ as Lord. (See “Statement of Faith” for further details).
FRONT LINE WARRIORS, MINISTERS ON MOTORCYCLES, INC. was founded in 2002 and was birthed out of Praise Chapel H.P., The Mother Church and declared an indigenous ministry. All local positions are appointed by the President in conjunction with the Leadership, and hold a voluntary position.
Purpose and Mission Statement
FRONT LINE WARRIORS, MINISTERS ON MOTORCYCLES, INC is a non-smoking and non-drinking ministry, made up of people who are part of a local church as well as the motorcycle community. Many of our volunteer members once belonged to street gangs or motorcycle clubs, complete with its drugs, alcohol, sex and violence, which now are clean in Christ Jesus. This ministry is family oriented. We also have members who were not involved in gangs neither the biker lifestyle, nor riotous living, but are motorcycle enthusiasts and have a desire to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our vision is to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ locally and worldwide; we evangelize wherever the Gospel needs to be heard and wherever people need to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We make ourselves available to work with churches, schools, anti-drug and gang programs. Providing ministry and assisting other ministries to reach the people in their communities.
The mission of the FRONT LINE WARRIORS, MINISTERS ON MOTORCYCLES is to introduce Jesus Christ to bikers and anyone who will listen, for the purpose of winning more souls to the Kingdom of God and helping to disciple believers through the ministry of the local church, prayer, home bible studies and great fellowship.
FRONT LINE WARRIORS, M.M. two-fold ministry focus is:
1) To cultivate lasting relationships with all people, (saved or unsaved) for the purpose of helping, befriending and/or restoring them to the Lord;
2) To stir up, cheer up, and build up the body of Christ so that it is fortified with unity.
FRONT LINE WARRIORS MINISTERS ON MOTORCYCLES Note: “Colors” refers to the “Patch”.
The larger patch that goes on the back of a volunteer members vest or jacket, and the smaller patch that goes on the front of a volunteer members vest or jacket.
All other patches are optional.
Our Colors are a combination of silver, black, and turquoise blue.
Colors will be worn only by members, also known as “Patch Holders.”
All other F.L.W.merchandise can be worn by anyone.
Ø Colors remain the property of the local chapter and must be surrendered by any member leaving the ministry for any reason.
Ø Colors will be worn to all F.L.W.M.M. ministry functions.
Ø Grounds for probation will be based on but not limited to questionable behavior of “shady” demeanor. A member who is thought to be conducting himself / herself in a questionable manner will be approached by a minimum of two leaders with the sole purpose of addressing an issue that may or may not be known by the offender, to bring to the attention of that volunteer member for the purpose of growth and/or restoration.
Ø Colors will not be defended with violence.
Ø FRONT LINE WARRIORS, MINISTERS ON MOTORCYCLES makes no distinction between male and female with respect to colors being worn. Men and women alike are welcome to be Patch Holders.
Ø IF ANY MINORS CHOOSE TO WEAR A PATCH. IT WILL BE AT THE PARENTS DISCRETION AND THE PARENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO SEE THAT THE MINOR IS LIVING ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL AND WITHIN THE FRONT LINE WARRIORS BY-LAWS. THIS INCLUDES ALL IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS AND ALL GRANDHCHILDREN. IN THE CASE OF GRANDCHILDREN, THE PATCH MUST REMAIN IN THE POSSESSION OF THE RESPONSIBLE GRANDPARENT.
FRONT LINE WARRIORS, MINISTERS ON MOTORCYCLES holds no preference against bikes.
Each rider is welcome to ride his or her make of motorcycle. Not all Patch Holders are required to own a motorcycle.
Pre-Requisites for Patch Holder Membership
Ø Must be an active member/attendee of a local Christian church; evidencing their submission to Biblical authority.
Ø Must read, learn and possess a copy of our By-Laws.
Ø Must submit church name and address along with pastor’s name and telephone number that we may contact if needed. As well as own personal Phone # and address.
Ø There is also a “Servant-hood” period. The time where a possible member can see what Front Line is all about and decide whether this ministry is for him / her.
Ø During the “Servant-hood” period the Patch Holders will also cultivate a relationship with the possible volunteer member.
Ø The “Servant-hood” period will vary according to the Chapter Presidents decision.
We value our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
We value the Bible as our sole authority for living.
We value relationships with the brethren worldwide.
We value relationships with brothers and sisters in the motorcycle community.
We value the unsaved.
We value being in the world but not of the world.
We value commitment, loyalty and faithfulness to your local church and Front Line Warriors, M.M.
What We Do
Ø Front Line Warriors, Ministers on Motorcycles goes on motorcycle runs, attending church/biker functions across the state and beyond. While at these functions, we engage in personal evangelism, sharing the Gospel through music, testimonies and preaching. Some biker runs are held over night or for a few days. Informal campsite meetings will cause others to wonder what is going on. Hopefully, they will join us and get saved.
Ø The motorcycle itself is an awesome ministry tool. The motorcycle fascinates many people. Just the sight of a group of motorcycles is enough to draw them to come over to the bikes to admire them and strike up conversation. One in which should always ends about Jesus. Many people have come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior because they saw a bike and talked to a minister with a bike.
Ø We will visit churches to minister or assist them in their outreach efforts. We are servants called to minister not only to the “lost” but also to the family of God.
Ø For many people, it is hard to equate the words, “biker” and “Christian”. It is even harder for some people to see these “biker people” dressed in leather with long hair, goatees and covered in tattoos as brethren in the Lord. But when people hear the awesomeness of God’s ability to change lives while being ministered to by a biker through music or hearing an anointed message or testimony, people are blessed. At the end of a service, others who have tears in their eyes, hugging the neck of their biker brethren in the Lord, often meet us.
Ø Our purpose is to help the local churches see that there are all kinds of people who need Jesus and it takes all kinds of people to reach them. We can all work together to win the lost for Christ. We are family whether we dress in a suit or in leather. The impact on many churches has been profound.
Ø What we are about is spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether we are on the road or in a church building, we are Warriors for Christ, His Ambassadors. Early Christians rode horses we ride iron horses. The purpose is still the same: Taking the Gospel to the world!
Outreaches and Runs
Ø Runs are defined as any official or unofficial recreational travel of ministry members while wearing colors.
Ø Outreaches are defined as runs for the purpose of ministry and good works. Such as toy runs, follow-ups, hospital visits, youth rallies, revivals, church services, events for witnessing, ministry of helps, anywhere the Front Line Warriors Ministers on Motorcycles are ministering.
Statement of Faith
Ø We believe the Bible is God’s word, inerrant and inspired by God, a complete revelation of God.
Ø We believe in God who manifests Himself in three (3) separate persons; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Ø We believe that Jesus is God manifest in the flesh, born of a Virgin, without sin, the Savior who will one day return for His church and one day set up His kingdom on earth. (Matthew 1:23; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1; 1:14;)
Ø We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins, was buried, rose again from the dead. (Philippians 2:8)
Ø We believe that all believers should assemble in local churches for mutual edification, encouragement, evangelism, service and worship.
Ø We believe that all people are sinners, guilty before God; deserving of judgment and in need of a Savior. (Romans 3:23; 6:23)
Ø We believe that salvation from sin, death and hell is by God’s grace based on the work of Jesus Christ alone and is received by faith apart from any human performance or merit. (Ephesians 2:8,9)
Ø We believe all who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and that He fills those believers with power who obey God and separate themselves from sinful habits and lifestyles.
Ø We believe that eternal life is a gift of God and cannot be earned by any human actions, except receiving what Jesus has done for us.
Ø We believe in the eternal lake of fire awaiting the unbeliever, and in the eternal life of the believer.