The Nucleus Concept

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are his.  And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.  But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood […]

Seven Points Of Equipping

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page   The Mandate There is, of course, a scriptural foundation for this equipping.  We are told to go everywhere and teach everyone (Mark 16:15).  While it is a well known and often preached principle, if left alone, it can lead to frustrated believers.  Members of the body of Christ […]

What Jesus Has Done To Us

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page Shortly before His arrest and terrible crucifixion, Jesus assembled His disciples together (even Judas Iscariot was there) and the Master girded Himself with a towel, bent low and washed the feet of each one of them.  Upon finishing, Jesus asked them a poignant question, “Know ye what I have […]

Equipping The Saints

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page There can be no doubt at all that the key to sustainable church growth is equipping the membership in evangelism principles.  This key is the one particular thing that guarantees sustained growth, no matter the conditions in which it operates.  When this key is discovered and then properly used, […]

 Burden, Vision, And Reality

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page Perhaps a good way of summing up this chapter on the necessity of a God-given vision is in understanding the three terms above.  Someone asked recently concerning the difference between burden and reality.  Are they the same?  There is little doubt that a real vision starts with a real […]

Simpler Than We Think

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page While it may be true that we have experienced the “baptism of the Holy Spirit,” perhaps we have not yet fully realized what Jesus has done to us.  The birth of the Spirit is a life changing experience.  It is nothing short, in fact, of a new life completely.  […]

Receiving The vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page The last aspect to look at in this first principle of revival is in regards to whether or not the vision is getting to the “target.”  The vision, after all, is not just for the leadership, it is for the church as a whole.  Every congregation should share in […]

Maintaining The Vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page The vision is worth holding onto!  And, sometimes, it just won’t be an easy thing to do.  But we are responsible as senior leaders to maintain the vision and the spiritual momentum that it generates.  The vision will grow and expand and we must be ready to move with […]

Taking Ownership Of the Vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page This is a tremendously important step in a local church or a national organization. This speaks of the time when the membership begins to become part of the vision too.  It is no longer just a “dream” expressed by the pastor or the national or regional leadership.  It now […]

Clearly Communicate The Vision

Visit The Apostolic DNA Web Page First of all, leaders are the ones responsible for casting the vision.  Normally, vision comes from the top and is communicated downward.  This is not always the case, however.  Sometimes it is another person that is shown something new, something that may or may not add to the present […]