1 Corinthians 12:28 Center
Our Lord is raising New Apostolic Congregations in many cities, New Apostolic Networks in many nations, the New Apostolic City Church in many cities, and the New Apostolic Church in every city and in every nation around the world. –(LK. 5:36-39)
A New Apostolic Congregation is a network of the church in the home, with a center for apostolic ministry. –(1 Cor. 12:28, 14:26)
The Church in the home, which I call it the 1 Cor. 14:26 church, is first in the order, second is the center, the church in the home, is the place for biblical fellowship, building relationships, and the another ministry.
The Church in the Home is the place for the ministry of the Pastor and the place where the Evangelist connects however, they are not in control, and they are only hosts that flow with the continuity of the community in the home. –(Rom. 16:3-16)
The 1 Cor. 12:28 Center is the place for fathering, mentoring, training, and equipping. This is the place for the ministry of apostles, prophets, and teachers.
The leadership of the congregation is a team of elders; it is a continuity flow of oversight and ministry, with a senior mature leading apostle, who leads with grace, vision, and coordinate, and cooperation. The team of elders is made up of leading apostles, prophets and teachers. –(Acts 13:1-3, 1 Cor. 12:28)
The senior leading apostle, with give cast vision, lead with vision, he or she is a visionary, will train new apostles, and minister to the other elders, and lead in the oversight of the network of churches in the homes. –(Acts 15:13)
Apostles will minister grace and train and equipping each believer, and called forth in each believer there gifts and their ministries, and help them begin to mature and grow in their gifts. Apostles will minister in signs and wonders, they will lead in signs and wonders ministry, they minister Word Revelation, and have apostolic ears to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to the church. They will open new doorways and gates for believers to go forth and minister. –(Rom. 1:5)
Prophets will minister prophetic, prophecy, prophetic guidance, and set believers free, and stirring up the anointing in them, leading them into the practices of the presence of the Lord, hearing what times and seasons we are moving into, and helping the believers to come into the applications of the new times and new seasons of the Lord, and releasing the power of blessing. Then prophets will release the prophetic anointing for all believers to flow in the prophetic anointing, establishing a prophetic community in the church in the home. –(1 Cor. 14:29)
Teachers teaching the Word with grace an anointing, giving the application of the Word of God, talking hold of the apostolic anointing and prophetic anointing in the application of the Word, and opening wider in the minds and hearts of believers, teaching the believer the application of the Christian life with the Spirit. –(2 Tim. 3:14-17)
Fathering is first and is last, fathering is more then mentoring, fathering is for a lifetime, you may have mentoring, but only a few fathers, fathering begins with relationship building, fathering see the whole person, see your vision, and purpose, and begins to mold you into your destiny, with grace and time, fathering is patience with grace. –(1 Thess. 2:6-11)
Mentoring is mentoring you in your calling or gift in the ministry that you are called, by those who are already season in the type or kind of ministry, by those who already have gone before you, and now are giving you the time and the day, to rising up more like them, apostles mentor apostles, prophets mentor prophets, teachers mentor teachers, businesspersons mentor businesspersons, the goal here is successfulness and fruitfulness in the ministry that are your called. Mentoring is for a short period of time, not more then two years. –(Acts 18:26)
Training, and equipping apply to all believers; it is the best knowledge with application being release into your heart and mind, it is first the training of the heart, then comes the training of the mind. Equipping is training of gifts and anointings that applies to all believers, to be equipped to do the work of the ministry. –(Eph. 4:12)
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