Who We Are
Antioch Network is an international fellowship that exists to support, release, and connect apostolically-gifted leaders in global kingdom ministry. Since 1987, we have championed pioneering new works through our fellowship of leaders, teams, ministries, and partner networks.
Two Key Understandings
We are intentionally a multicultural fellowship that spans the globe. We are a family of leaders that are:
- Values driven
- Defined by “who we are” more than “what we do”
- Men and women in our leadership
- Leaders submitting to one another in love
- Intentionally diverse in our Christian traditions (i.e.: Anglican, Messianic Jewish, Non- denominational, Roman Catholic, etc.)
Apostolically-gifted leaders are servants. Called and empowered by God to serve others. Apostolically-gifted leaders:
- Are called by God – Galatians 1:1
- Are sent by God – John 20:21-22
- Are entrusted by God with a specific area of influence – Galatians 2:7.
- Carry vision given to them by God – Acts 16:10
- See the big picture – Romans 15:23-26
- Have faith for things beyond themselves – Romans 4:18
- Initiate new works of God – Romans 15:23
- Lay foundations for these new works – 1 Corinthians 3:10
Doing Jesus’ Work in Jesus’ Way
Jesus has a mission and a way of accomplishing it, we learn from him the way. Jesus is our defining example of an apostolically-gifted leader, and we commit ourselves to sharing in His life and sufferings. We do this through discipleship, or what we like to call “Apprenticeship to Jesus” – spending time with Jesus, to learn from Jesus how to be like Jesus.
Oneness in Christ
We are multinational, multigenerational, and ecumenical, composed of Catholics, Protestant of various denominations, and Messianic Jews. As a network family, we strive for this diversity and believe it uniquely equips us in facilitating reconciliation within the Body of Christ and beyond. Jesus’ prayer for us, is to be one – so the world will believe.
One of the greatest needs in the world today is Christ-like leaders. We believe that Christ-like character is the mark of a healthy leader. They walk in humility, they devote themselves to prayer and worship, and they carry spiritual authority with gracious love and compassionate restraint. They learn to submit to others, and work for God’s kingdom, not their own.
Keep Prayer Central
Jesus lived a life of prayer and taught his followers to do the same. Prayer empowered the Church’s birth and growth. Throughout Judeo-Christian history you will see God’s will being done and kingdom come, in collaboration with the prayer of Christian communities. The Moravians and their commitment to around the clock prayer for 100 years is a shining example of this.
Antioch Network is led by our International Council, which Is entrusted with the “spiritual” authority for the work of Antioch Network. Spiritual authority is expressed relationally—leaders submitting to one another in the love of Christ. The primary responsibilities of the International Council are: 1) hearing God together, 2) setting direction for the network, 3) providing spiritual protection to the network
Antioch Network was birthed in the North American Evangelical stream of Christianity in 1987. As a result, our values and practices have been shaped significantly by the distinctives of that movement. In recent years, however, we have sensed a strong leading from the Lord that we would do well to learn from our brothers and sisters in other streams of the modern global Church as well as the fathers and mothers of the Christian faith. There is also a growing awareness among us that as non-Jewish believers in the Messiah we have much to learn from our Jewish brothers. We have been enriched as we learn from them all.
Although we do not feel called to leave behind our Evangelical roots, we earnestly desire to make Biblical and Godly connections with others who are honoring God and the Scriptures.
In our earliest days we adopted the Lausanne Covenant as our Statement of Faith. We continue to grow in our desire, however, to affirm the incredible richness of our historic faith, and so we have sought to also identify with the early church. In order to do so we have come to value in a new and fresh way the ancient creeds of the church, specifically The Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed.
What we Do
Preparing the way of the Lord
Proclaiming the good news about the kingdom of God through word and deed, and making disciples among every type of people group.
Working and praying for the healing, maturing, and reconciliation of the Church, the Body of Christ, to be made ready for the Lord’s return.
Pursuing intimacy with God, resulting in the gradual transformation of the person, through a life of discipleship.
Join Our Fellowship
Antioch Network exists to support, release, and connect apostolically-gifted leaders in global kingdom ministry. Since 1987, we have championed pioneering new works through our distributed community of leaders, teams, ministries, and partner networks.
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