The Apostolic Council
Overall Vision and Focus
The Apostolic Council is responsible for the overall vision, direction and focus of The GPF apostolic Missions Network Inc. as a movement. This includes vision statements, mission statements, basic values and guiding principles for the movement. The Apostolic Council also appoints Regional and Specialized Apostolic Councils as needed and regional directors to lead these councils in various parts of the world.
The Apostolic Council is given leadership by an apostolic leader who serves as the Presiding Apostle.
The Apostolic Council Members Appointment
The Apostolic Council members are called by God, qualified (I Tim. 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9) and willing to fulfil this leadership responsibility. Must be current members of The GPF Apostolic Missions Network in good standing. Members are discerned through fasting and prayer and chosen by the Presiding Apostle and the existing Apostolic Council with the general confirmation of the directors of Regional/Specialized Apostolic Councils and the affirmation of recognized spiritual advisors. The Presiding Apostle is responsible to appoint the Apostolic Council. All Apostolic Council members need to be active in the life of their local congregation.
Recognized Spiritual Advisors
A group of three to five recognized spiritual advisors from outside of the Apostolic Missions Network shall serve as a link to the body of Christ at large. This group, individually or as a whole, shall provide advice, counsel and accountability to the Presiding Apostle and members of the Apostolic Council. Advisors may serve continuously as long as there is mutual agreement and support for the vision of The GPF Apostolic Missions Network Inc.
Terms and Terminations of Apostolic Council Members
The Apostolic Council members are called by God, qualified (I Tim. 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9) and willing to fulfil this leadership responsibility. They should be willing to serve long-term with a yearly evaluation. These evaluations will be overseen by the Presiding Apostle and an appointed evaluation team if needed. This team will be appointed by the Apostolic Council and may consist of qualified persons other than themselves.
In the event of the necessity of termination of the responsibility of an Apostolic Council member due to moral failure, irreconcilable disputes, disorderly conduct, apostasy, or other fault, the Presiding Apostle along with the recognized spiritual advisors and the other Apostolic Council members, will be responsible for this process in accordance with The GPF Apostolic Missions Network’s written policy for discipline and restoration.
Ministry Oversight for the Apostolic Council
The Apostolic Council members will receive oversight for their ministry from the Presiding Apostle. They will receive primary personal pastoral care for themselves and for their family from the eldership of the partner church to which they are committed.
Training for the Apostolic Company
The Apostolic Company consists of those who are licensed, ordained, and in other areas of leadership in the Apostolic Missions family of churches and ministries.
All Apostolic Company members are encouraged to attend all Leadership Trainings/ seminars/ Conferences whenever possible for impartation and relationship-building. Costs for participation in these conferences are the responsibility of the individual and/or the partner church.