The ICAF is a coalition made up of various organizations and churches. It is a foundation and platform for fellowship, training, and ecclesiastical mentorship. This coalition is made up of churches across different geographical locations, varying in church size, organizational affiliation, and structure but is unified to work together for the following causes:
- To ensure that every church in the country receives relevant and impactful training, impartation, and wisdom that will help them in their Pastorate.
- To ensure that every church will have a platform for fellowship and an arena for networking.
- To ensure that every Pastor, as well as their members, will receive specific and strategic training and education from an accredited source.
- To ensure that every church will receive an international covering for their ministry and ministerial staff.
THE VISION OF THE ICAF
It is the vision of this movement to organize an efficient and relevant fellowship for the enhancement of Apostolic Churches Worldwide.
It is our vision to educate and inspire the Pastors, ministers, leaders, and laity of these churches to achieve ministerial and evangelistic excellence.
It is our vision to focus on the training of church leaders and the expansion of church vision and membership.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
WE BELIEVE that the bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God, written by holy men of God as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (II Peter 1:21) the Father that in Him should all the fullness dwell. (Col. 2:9; 1:19; Jn 14:8; 10:30; I John 5:7, Isaiah 42:10-15).
WE BELIEVE in the Virgin Birth. Jesus was both human and divine; He was God manifested in the flesh. (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; I Timothy 3:16).
WE BELIEVE in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
WE BELIEVE that he ascended on high and has sent his spirit, the Holy Ghost, which was poured out at Jerusalem over 1900 years ago, and it is this same spirit that fills the hearts of those who seek Him today. (Acts 2:22-24; I Cor. 15:20; Acts 2:4)
WE BELIEVE in baptism in water by immersion in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ for remission of sins and in the baptism of the Holy Ghost, speaking in other tongues as the Spirit give utterance. This constitutes the new birth. (Acts 2:38. John 3:3-8, Acts 8:16; 10: 44-46; 19-5; Titus 3:5)
WE BELIEVE in a holy sanctified life.
WE BELIEVE in one God who is infinity in power, holy in natures, attributes and purposes as well as omniscient and omnipresent.
WE BELIEVE that He was revealed to use as Father in creation, Son in redemption, and Holy Spirit in His grace, never leaving those who trust in Him. (Deut. 6:4, 45:18, John 1:1. 14)
WE BELIEVE that in Jesus dwelleth all fullness of the Godhead bodily, for it pleased.
WE BELIEVE in divine healing, communion and foot washing.
WE BELIEVE also in the glorious catching away (The Rapture) of the saints when Jesus returns in the clouds of glory to take his people to Heaven. (I Peter 1:16; St. Matthew 5:48; II Corinth 7:1:1, Thess 4:16; St. Mark 16: 17-18
The ICAF Fellowship is for progressive pastors and leaders interested in Apostolic reformation, impartation, relevant training, global expansion, Apostolic progression and dynamic fellowship.
We are different from current organizations in that, although we have now structured our platform to provide an organizational covering for churches worldwide; it is still unlike our traditional models of present organizations.
The ICAF is non-binding and does not require a Pastor or Church to leave their current organization if they are settled and satisfied with the structure of their movement. The ICAF is a national training and ministry fellowship platform.
We are a platform that brings Pastors and organizations together to enhance Apostolic unity and fellowship.
The ICAF also ministers to independent churches that do not desire to join an organization but desires international fellowship, mentorship, and training.
The ICAF is an international fellowship, strategically serving churches within the United States, as well as, in foreign countries. It continues to be the fastest growing Apostolic movement in the country.
Finally, the ICAF is not just for Pastors. The ICAF also focuses on ministers, evangelists, and laity who desire an international platform for networking, preaching, teaching, and training. The ICAF Covenant Training & Mentorship Program also focuses on insuring that our ministers receive the spiritual heritage, mentorship, and impartation that will help them to make maximum impact on the world.
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WHY ARE WE LAUNCHING THE MOVEMENT?
On several occasions, history has provided the needed critical mass and need to thrust the church into breaking out of its box and becoming the force in the culture and society that God intended it to be.
Today, the church in the 21st century, has once again reached this critical mass. It is something so big and so obvious that the winds of change demand that we look hard at our models and face the reality that a different church must provide a different response to a postmodern age.
Our churches and organizations have become trapped in a kind of cultural captivity, in which our churches have increasingly become cultural islands – cut off from the mainland of life by an ever flowing and widening river of change.
This is not a matter of blame or fault. We must face a completely new situation. We can close our eyes, live in denial and be content with the current plight of the church. We can also stand fast in our pride of history and love tradition and traditionalism, pretending all is well. Or we can face the challenges with courage, meet each opportunity with vision and faith and hear what the Spirit is saying to the church.
CHANGING AND BEING CHANGED
The church needs more than changes, it needs to be reformed. What we need involves more than tinkering with our worship. It is more than turning structures upside down. The change the church needs is more than human effort of its membership redirected. It is more than a change of mindset, it is an openness of spirit, a readiness to listen – “to hear what the spirit is saying” to the church, and a readiness not simply to change but to be changed by God Himself.
The current structure of the church will not accommodate what God is about to do. I’ve come to recognize that much of what we Christians had for all our lives called “church” had very little to do with the concept of “church” Jesus had in mind when He promised, “I will build My church…” (Mt. 16:18).
The time and season is right.
The growing disconnect between the true needs of the people and the priorities of the leadership is just as true for the church today as it is for the nation. So many anxious clergy seem to be unwilling to radically address the mounting crisis in the denominations they represent. Many church leaders are trying just to maintain rather than trying to build a better church or organization. The preoccupation of non-spiritual and religious ideas with lesser agendas, and the smugness of those “in charge,” have created a growing burden that many Christians can no longer support either intellectually or by faith. If Christianity is to survive in viable denominations; we must do whatever is necessary to become more actively relevant to global and local urgencies. “Churches,” “fellowships,” or whatever, have to be agents of Godly transformation to the contemporary world or they will be a big part of the world’s problems.
HOW WILL IT BENEFIT THE BODY OF CHRIST?
We are coming to the close of another season. The church in America and the world is in transition. The entire Body of Christ is in the midst of a changing over, an alteration. There is a “metamorphous” coming forth. We have no control over this conversion process. Just as the widow woman mourned the death of her husband, the Body of Christ is in a state of mourning the death of the old move.
That was good for that time of revival, but now we are moving into an apostolic age where God wants to build foundations. He wants to establish us and put His people on a straight path, put a vision within us, and give us a hope and purpose.
There is a dynamic prophetic coming in the church. In this new move, God is raising up a remnant out of the forerunners. He is raising an Elisha out of the Elijah. Not everybody is going to be a carrier of this anointing. It’s going to be a powerful ministry that is based upon principles of the Kingdom. It will change cities, regions, and nations.
HOW WILL THE ICAF BENEFIT YOUR LOCAL CHURCH?
Master Church Builder Concept
- Conceptualization & Networking
- Oversight & Covering
- Reorganization & Reformation
- Access to Ministry Resources that you Trust
(Evangelists – Teachers – Consulting)
- IRON SHARPENS IRON-Covenant Relationships
- 1st Lady Resources for Connection & Healing
- Pastoral Resources for Relaxation and Renewal
ICAF TARGET AUDIENCE
- Relevant and progressive minded churches and leaders.
- Pastors who are looking for Reformation and Manifestation.
- Those seeking a movement that is centered in the Kingdom not Religion.
- Those seeking to be relevant but yet doctrinally sound.
- Leaders looking for expansion and promotion without politics.
- Those looking to expand the Kingdom of God.
HOW WILL THE ICAF EXECUTE THE VISION?
We will execute the vision by gathering men and women of this generation who will provide the framework and thrust to implement KINGDOM MANIFESTATION.
We are not tearing down old structures – we are building new! Old wineskins, no matter how radical, will only go so far. In other words, the church does not need renewal. It needs to be reformed! The only way to renew the institutional church is to wholly disassemble it and build something far different! The brittle wineskin of church practice and the tattered garment of ecclesiastical forms need to be exchanged, not just modified.