Launched into full-time ministry in 1999, Craig and I have had our fair share of challenges, training and hard knocks. Beginning with the launch of our first prophetic school, we evolved over a number of years to discover our mandate. It did not come overnight and if you are called of God to fulfill any leadership office, then you know what we are talking about.
Let us say this - the road you have walked was not a road of chance. The Lord has you in the palm of your hand. You are not forgotten, but indeed you have been called for such a time as this. Through mentorship, spiritual parenting, training, teaching and apostolic impartation, our part in the Church is specific - let's find out what God has called you to do. Then let us equip you to get that job done.
With a strong emphasis on team building and spiritual family, our mandate centers around making the Church a place, once again, where people feel like they belong. We were born to help you on your road of ministry discovery and fulfillment, through the process of parenting and discipleship.
Our Mandate In a Nutshell: To spiritually parent, mentor and equip you into your potential
Apostolic Covering - the Bridge
There are leaders who have our passion to start an apostolic movement! Each with a mandate and vision of their own. So in addition to our spiritual family, we are honored to have an apostolic spiritual family circle consisting of apostles, pastors, leaders in commerce and ministry.
With a mutual respect the Lord uses us to give you the support you need for your mandate. We are a bridge of support to help carry you into the fullness of your mandate.
What is Apostolic Covering?
1 Peter 3:8-10
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
There are many doctrines on the concept of covering. Ours centers around the relationship that Apostle Peter writes about so eloquently here. We firmly believe that covering is vested in our unity as a body. It is possible for apostles to work together and support one another. For those that have sought out our covering and support, the one element that remains, is our relationship.
Every leader has a vision for their work. Our vision is to support and equip you for that vision. Coming under our covering means coming into a relationship of mutual respect and compassion. Our part is to understand your vision and seek God on how we can cover, support and equip you. Yours is a part to respect and to connect with us.
We are well aware of the abuse that the concept of covering has played in the church. Leaders who cover in name and association. Realize that ours is hands-on and personal. Your family, ministry and mandate is as important to us as it is to you. So no… we do not take on thousands of spiritual children. We are particular in who we accept, because we are looking for those who are as sold out for Christ as we are.
We will give our lives for those that will give their live for the Church. We look for likeminded leaders who are prepared to pay the price. We pour into and give to givers! As you invest into others, we stand ready to support and invest into you.
How do I enter into this relationship?
If you have graduated from one of our schools, you already have an upper hand, because we would have already met. To take the next step, will require a meeting and discussion on what God wants and what to do next.
If you have come in contact with our ministry any other way - reach out! Call one of our ministry centers or send a feedback from this site and someone will get in touch with you. They will be able to tell you what to do next and how to get connected!
What we expect from this Relationship
Because of the personal investment that we make into every individual under our covering, it stands to reason that we are unable to have this kind of relationship with everyone. That being said, here are some practical points on who we agree to support and cover.
Firstly, the Lord needs to confirm the relationship. We seek the Lord regarding everyone He wants us to cover.
We expect that those who enter into this relationship with us have committed to training in one of our schools. Unless you know what we believe and are in agreement, how do you even know what we have to offer?
It is assumed that as a leader you give your support to us through prayer, finances and friendship.
Mutual respect and patience is expected towards us and the other leaders you will meet through our ministry that are also under our covering.
Those that we cover are not required to be spiritual children, however it is a pretty natural progression for most leaders.
Your giving allows us to train up, parent and mentor hidden leaders all over the world. Our premise is this - when we take on a team member or a spiritual child, we take on the responsibility of their care also. Fortunately some of that support comes through the sale of our courses and books. The rest we bring from any personal income we receive from people like you who share our heart and vision.