Learning Environments for Apostolic Apprentices [part 3]

This is Part 3 in our series Learning Environments for Apostolic Apprentices.

Three Important Environments for Apostolic Apprentices

As we have trained apostolic apprentices over the years, we have seen three invaluable environments where learning must occur. In our apprentice training we try to give each apprentice substantial time in any of these environments that they have not experienced previously. We realize that they will learn much more than we can teach by being immersed in these environments.

1. Home fellowships (organic communities) [see Part 2 ]

2. Apostolic teams planting Kingdom communities

Apostolic work should result in germinating local communities of the Kingdom. But the apostolic task is broader than that Continue reading “Learning Environments for Apostolic Apprentices [part 3]”

Communities of the Kingdom of God [Part 2]

This is Part 2 in our series “Communities of the Kingdom of God”. If you missed Part 1 check it out here.

Different types of Communities are required to make strong Kingdoms
If we think of an earthly kingdom, we realize that healthy kingdoms are made up of a number of different types of smaller communities. The most impressive of these is probably the “city on a hill”. There is no question that fortressed cities are indeed impressive, as I have seen in my living in Europe and travelling throughout the Middle-East. Jerusalem in Jesus’ time was very impressive to the apostles when they were with him. Continue reading “Communities of the Kingdom of God [Part 2]”

Communities of the Kingdom of God [Part 1]

Communities of the Kingdom of God

For many believers, the Kingdom of God is synonymous with “The Church”, and the only valid expression of a Kingdom Community would be churches.  For a long time I held this view. But as I have studied the Scriptures in light of the experience of walking with Jesus in many communities over decades, I have come to the conclusion that there are probably many different expressions of Communities of the Kingdom of God. Continue reading “Communities of the Kingdom of God [Part 1]”