6 LEVELS OF ADVANCEMENT
FOR USA CHURCH
1. USA CHURCH MEMBER
Register as a member of USA Church. Members are expected to agree with Statement of Faith, which includes tithing and church attendance. Benefits include a zoom service with Pastor Steve Cioccolanti, and communion once a month.
The leadership welcomes you as a genuine member of USA Church. Members are expected to attend services online or in person, tithe, call USA Church their “home church” and Pastor Cioccolanti as their own pastor.
Members are encouraged to complete within 7 months our unique “360 Profile” (a well-rounded look at personal Root Issues) and “My Christian Journey” (a 5-hour foundational course that’s beneficial no matter how long you have been a Christian before joining. Besides filling in theological gaps, it serves as an opportunity for you to get to know a Team Leader and for us to get to know you.)
2. USA CHURCH MINISTRY VOLUNTEER
Qualify to be a Ministry Volunteer (by being an active online church member [subscription to DCO is required], completing Discipleship Path Introductory Level (4 classes), and taking our ministry gift survey—the “Multiple Intelligence Survey”—and a Personality Test.
Ministry Volunteers include care group facilitators, worship leaders, children’s church teachers, web master & IT developers, “My Christian Journey” course facilitators.
One benefit includes a weekly Leaders & Helpers Gathering to train, give feedback, plan and strategize the ministry. Note: all staff of USA Church are volunteers; even paid staff are expected to volunteer some of their time. No true Christian leader works for God only when they’re paid. This is not the heart of ministry. We all are called to be servants.
Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
3. CERTIFIED CHRISTIAN WORKER
Qualify for a Certificate of Christian Worker (persons eligible must be a Ministry Volunteer, complete Discipleship Path up to Intermediate Level and be actively serving. Benefits include access to schools and hospitals that grant exemptions to certified Christian Workers. They are also known as “Ministers of Visitation” who may be exempt from COVID restrictions.)
4. STATE REPRESENTATIVE
Apply to be a State Rep. of USA Church (persons eligible must be a Certified Christian Worker, complete Discipleship Path Advanced Level and be actively serving. Benefits include representing this ministry in your state, being in charge of care groups in your state, and organising partner meetings with Pastor Steve Cioccolanti in your state).
6. ORDAINED MINISTER OR MISSIONARY
Qualify to be an Ordained Pastor, Missionary or Minister of the Gospel (licensed ministers who served well for 2 years are eligible to apply. One recommendation letter from an ordained minister is required to renew your ordination status every year.)