Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Imagine Conference part 5

Johannes Amritzer shared some views on apostolic ministry at Ignite Conference. He began by stating there are no steps to church growth. The apostolic anointing is a spirit. When present, there will be growth. Some views of apostolic ministry:

  1. The apostolic leader is a pioneer. (Romans 15:17-21)
  2. The apostolic leader is a building contractor. The job is creation of new things not managing the old things. (1 Cor. 3:10-15)
  3. The apostolic leader is dad of the house. You cannot be the apostle to those you did not give spiritual birth to. The apostle does not desert the family. (1 Cor. 4:15)
  4. The apostle is a free agent. He will not function if he has to ask for permission. (1 Cor. 9:1)
  5. The apostle is an example to others. (1 Cor. 11:1-2)
  6. The apostle is the obvious authority. (2 Cor. 10:8)
  7. The apostle has impact and influence. (1 Cor. 12:28)
  8. The apostle has a combination of ministry gifts. (2 Tim. 1:11)
  9. The apostle creates a church planting explosion. (Acts 10:11)
  10. The apostle will have a mission among unreached people groups (Acts 28:2)

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