- the central part of a wheel, rotating on or with the axle, and from which the spokes radiate. “Go Forth…”
- the effective centre of an activity, region, or network. “One Faith, One Lord, One Goal…”
synonyms : centre, core, heart, focus, nerve centre, nucleus. “the hub of family life”
An Apostolic Hub is designed to draw and unify local believers into a regional base of global ministry operation that impacts the surrounding communities as they pray, worship, and get God’s strategies and solutions for governance, business, education, media, art & entertainment, family, and the Body of Christ. The Hub has a revival response like the ecclesiastical city-wide church of Ephesus building unity in the community. It forms Networks for shared mission in the city. Example: Antioch, which was a “Hub” for trans-local church-planting and mission. Apostolic people BOTH send and are sent. It takes senders and sent out ones to establish an Apostolic hub. (Acts 11:19-30, 13:1-14:28)
Key qualities of an Apostolic HUB:
- It reaches beyond the four walls of the Church
- It is equipped
- It moves from a Gather mentality to a Go mentality (Mark 16, Luke 10)
- The ultimate goal of the Apostolic is to Equip/Activate & Send every believer…
*This process hinges on-
• Believers being willing to renew their minds, changing thinking and embracing new structure
• Becoming sons, daughters
• Entering into discipleship
• Valuing EVERY gift & call—not just placing value on the more public ones.
To bring together the Body of Christ to Connect, Empower, Focus, and Impact a city, region, nation and the world. We see the gifts and callings of God flowing together to reach our world.
“Hub Builders align with the Apostolic Hub to take a leadership role in building the Kingdom of God. They are willing to assist other believers, ministries, and business’ to accomplish the Great Commission. A Hub builder is focused on Kingdom advancement globally and in the local community through alignment with other effective, and strategic ministries and individuals.” Start building the Kingdom of God with us and expand your area of influence today!
A CALL TO SHIFT TRADITIONAL MINDSET & APPROACH!
An apostolic hub functions differently from what we’ve known in the church over the years. We do recognize the place of institutionalized Church in the Kingdom and by no means do we discredit her relevance, however we realize the need, now more than ever, for apostolic hubs to rise up and build the kingdom of God in all spheres of society. This call for a radical shift of mindset and approach in order to impact the world. Below, we’ve done up a table contrasting the differences in mindset & approach you can expect to see in an apostolic hub.
The central purpose of a Christian is not to serve within the four walls of the Church We are: The salt of the earth – Matthew 5:13 ; The light of the world – Matthew 5:14
The Great Commission :
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations (ethnos – people, cultures, behaviors), baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen Matthew 28:19-20
Contrary to how the church has viewed it:
- The Great Commission is not for a chosen few
- It is not restricted to the pulpit
- The fundamental duty of all Christian is to disciple the nations
This call for a radical shift of mindset and approach in order to impact the world, being part of an apostolic hub is not for the weak of heart! In these hubs, every person is expected to be the powerful person they are in Jesus. The mode is active, not passive. In apostolic hubs, there is no room for a “feed me” mentality. Yes, restoration and healing is a part of equipping the saints, but it cannot/must not end there. In apostolic hubs, every person is treated as someone who has a specific destiny & purpose from God. They are given the tools to equip them to walk in their destiny, and they are expected to do the work of the Kingdom that they’ve been called to do.
In apostolic hubs, every person is treated as someone who has a specific destiny & purpose from God. They are given the tools to equip them to walk in their destiny, and they are expected to do the work of the Kingdom that they’ve been called to do.
The Hub is believed to be a clear manifestation or demonstration of the Kingdom of God on earth. Although, for that to occur effectively, an Apostolic Hub must cultivate a vision capable of manifesting the Power of God within the seven Mountains of societal influence: Religion; Family; Government; Education; Arts & Entertainment; Media; and Business.
To this end we are committed to plant DNA Groups (Discipleship, Nurture & Apostolic Missions Groups) on each Mountain of societal influence as yeast in dough (Matthew 13:33) to bring change from within. There are certain systems you go inside and change from within. Whereas others you destroy and build afresh . The yeast strategy of the DNA Groups has the ability to change the system from within.
The Yeast Strategy :
Mat 13:33 He told them another parable: “The kingdom from heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.”
We must act as yeast. Functions of yeast in dough (Dr. Myles Munroe)
• Yeast is small in quantity but powerful in quality
• Yeast is often underestimated, but it eventually takes over the whole dough
• Yeast works quietly without making noise
• Yeast penetrates dough without losing its nature
• Yeast influences the entire dough, not just a section of it
• Yeast is activated by heat and pressure
• Yeast is result-oriented; its effects are observable
• Yeast is useless unless it is put in use
• Yeast once put into dough cannot be extracted
Instead of traditional missionaries sent to the 3rd world to plant a brick and mortar church with a lifetime of monthly support from the home church… suddenly everyone is a missionary. We’re establishing DNA Groups in every mountain.
We’re prophetically connecting every heart with his/her unique Kingdom purpose in a mountain, a vocation and a destiny.
Influences us to worship God in spirit and in truth or through a spirit of religion. The spirit of religion that dominates this mountain distorts worship and truth with the doctrines of man, and a denial that the Holy Spirit and power of God are part of His plan for man today.
Empowers us with the blessing or enslaves us with the curse. As the alignment of God and man became distorted, so did the alignment within the family to the point that most parents have turned over their responsibility for moulding the minds of their children to the schools and the media. This means the dominant influence in the lives of children and youth are the messages of the powers and principalities that currently control the culture.
Restrains evil or enables it to prosper. Prideful ambition and a spirit of control are primary influencers on the government mountain.
Communicates the truth and principles of God or the deception of the enemy. In most countries the focus of education has shifted from Godly principles, values and service to the rights and abilities of each man to reason truth for himself.
Interprets information and events through the lens of good or evil. The doom and gloom that dominates the media is the result of the spirit of fear, one of the controlling spirits on this mountain.
• ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT
Celebrates or distorts values and virtue. Man was made to be a worshiper and to use his creative gifts to glorify the creator. Instead his gifts have been perverted to glorify man and bring pleasure to himself, resulting in what some are calling “Grand Theft Culture”.
Distributes resources used to honour God or celebrate man. The spirit of Mammon that is at the top of this mountain convinces us that money is the source of our prosperity and we have to get it ourselves or poverty will be our lot in life. The faith that holds to God as our source breaks the power of this spirit. This mountain finances all the others.
These Seven Mountains of societal influence are said to influence the thoughts and behaviours of people and society as a whole…These Spheres can be spheres of influence for good or for evil. Spheres receptive to the ideas, words, thoughts and actions of the Kingdom of God or Spheres receptive to the thoughts, ideas and actions of the Kingdoms of this World and of Satan who seeks to control them.
INVADE, OCCUPY, AND INFLUENCE
Christ has called you to invade, occupy and influence this world. You are called to take dominion and advance Kingdom culture. Apostolic ministry gifts understand there is a big difference in having a church service and invading a territory with the gospel of the Kingdom of God. Don’t build your ministry solely on great church services. Great church services are awesome but are only part of your ministry. If you are not perfecting the saints for the work of ministry, then you have not entered the apostolic model that Christ gave the Church.
One of the things God has moved us into is to go beyond building our own Hub, and begin fulfilling the Antioch call of connecting with & raising up other apostolic hubs globally. As such, we have begun to help others globally who have received the call to establish apostolic hubs in their region. We have also spent more time and resources on connecting with existing hubs. We believe in relationship first before ministry. If you are an existing hub, or if you feel the call to establish a hub in your region, we would love to build relationship with you. Feel free to contact us as the Lord leads you to.