We believe that our mission and vision must flow through a structure (wineskin). Further, we see vision not only as what we ourselves are doing and becoming, but also what role God has called us to play in working with the rest of His church in fulfilling His purposes on the earth.
David served the purposes of God in His generation (Acts 10:36). Our passion is to do the same.
The structure that we see in the New Testament could be called an Apostolic & Prophetic Wineskin. A wineskin has a purpose, function and certain shape and must be flexible. The purpose of the wineskin is simply to receive, contain and distribute the Wine. We need a New Wineskin to administer the New Wine: The Holy Spirit.
In Luke 5:37-38 Jesus said, “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.”
In order to accomplish all God has for us as a local church, we are totally convinced that we must be governed by the authority of God’s Word. Led by a Team of Elders who are in relationship and submission to an Apostolic Team, this we believe is the Biblical Pattern/Structure/Wineskin as laid out in the New Testament. Every local church, while retaining its autonomy, should relate to an Apostolic/Prophetic Team. While the Elders are the highest form of government in the local church, the church must still relate and be accountable to an Apostolic/Prophetic Team through its Elders (Acts 8:4-14, 11:22-24).
We also believe that every member is a part of the Team and as such has a part to play.
~ Together Everyone Achieves More ~
The Dynamic of TEAM is one of equal importance but different function. We cannot win unless the whole Team plays together: it is not important who scores the goal but that the Team wins.
God’s Team: Gen 1:26-28. Moses’ Team: Num 11:6. David’s Team: 2 Sam 23:8-39. Jesus’ Team: Mk 3:13-19. Peter’s Team: Acts 2:14. Paul’s Team: Acts 14:21-28. Marriage Team: Gen 1:26-28 / 1Cor 9:5.