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Ricardo Equips Apostolic Leaders (R.E.A.L.) - "Equipping emerging ministers to be five fold leaders and spiritual parents in the home, ministry, and marketplace!"

My 2016 Goals (I Know I’m Late!) By Ricardo Butler

My Goals for 2016 (I Know, I’m Late!)

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

I know! I know! I’m late. Actually, I had my Kingdom goals down since the end of 2015 back in December. I just got started full speed on my goals, I didn’t get around to sharing them with you.

Anyway, the Scriptures says,

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EPISODE 067 – Roadblocks & Frustrations Pt 6 I Don’t Have a Mentor or a Coach [PODCAST]

EPISODE 067 – Roadblocks & Frustrations Pt 6 I Don’t Have a Mentor or a Coach [PODCAST]

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a podcast, so we are continuing dealing with the frustrations and roadblocks of the saints series. This one is a very important topic!

I’ve been doing some research throughout the Body of Christ on social media for about the last two years now. And I created two surveys: one was for five fold ministry church leaders and the other survey was given to members of the Body of Christ.

And I have noticed on both surveys, which represents two different perspectives or sides of what most would call back in the days the “clergy vs. laity” divide is an agreement on the lack of mentorship and accountability in leadership. Both sides have said things like:

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Dividing Asunder of Soul and Spirit By Apostle Tim Early

Dividing Asunder of Soul and Spirit By Apostle Tim Early

By Apostle Tim Early

According to Hebrews 4:12 the Word is quickening and quite powerful, and surely makes alive. It is sharper than any two-edged sword and pierces into the dividing asunder {separation and distribution} of soul {Adam} and Spirit {Christ} with a purpose of making a distinction between whether living life largely from the soul realm alone or dominion of {and through} the spirit.

This principle is confirmed in 1 Corinthians 15:45 as many would live life in an unillumined soul {The first Adam} void and alienated from the LIFE of God instead of the quickening Spirit and LIFE – giving nature of the “Last Adam,” Christ Himself. Yet, many continue in bewilderment without understanding of what the soul and spirit is, lumping them altogether with no further consideration as to what they really are.

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A Lack of Mentorship & Accountability in Leadership in the Church

A Lack of Mentorship & Accountability in Leadership in the Church

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

I’ve been doing some research throughout the Body of Christ on social media for about the last two years now. And I created two surveys: one was for five fold ministry church leaders and the other survey was given to members of the Body of Christ.

And I have noticed on both surveys, which represents two different perspectives or sides of what most would call back in the days the “clergy vs. laity” divide is an agreement on the lack of mentorship and accountability in leadership. Both sides have said things like:

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The Administration of Christ Continues By Apostle Tim Early

The Administration of Christ Continues By Apostle Tim Early

By: Tim and Theresa Early

http://www.ricardoequips.com/apostletimearly/

There are, however, emerging beliefs from the apostolic-prophetic movements which disdains the belief of apostles and prophets becoming a super structure, elitist, totalitarian, or aloof from the Christian community of saints. Rather, Servant leadership which embraces the sound and movements of God to help lead the global church into the mainstream of what God is speaking and doing today, through a corporate effort, along with a chief notable aim of providing leadership to each movement of God in the earth on a relational and foundational basis.

In the present movement of the apostolic and prophetic, there is also perceived to be what is deemed as Global Apostolic Reformation, the reforming of the churches thinking towards Kingdom advancement and its breakaway from church stagnation. It is believed that apostolic reformation in part, is helping to restore the church from the dominant perception of ministry from a pastoral standpoint, as in the scripture the first order of New Testament Ministry is the ministry of apostles and prophets, etc.
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The Blueprint & Pattern Shown the Apostles on the Mount of Zion (Upgraded Edition)

The Blueprint & Pattern Shown the Apostles on the Mount of Zion
(Birthing and Building for Apostles and Prophets)

Principles from the Scriptures on Building the Spiritual Temple of God that Five Fold Leaders Might Not Have Considered

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

You can purchase your copy here –> The Blueprint & Pattern Shown the Apostles on the Mount of Zion (Upgraded Edition) By Apostle Ricardo Butler

It’s pretty simple, while most complicate this truth that there is what apostolic and prophetic circles call an “apostolic blueprint” or “apostolic pattern” for building God’s people. I know a handful of apostolic brothers (who I love and respect very much and will not mention their names) who believe there is no specific or strategic plan or blueprint to build the people together as living stones for a house where the Father dwells for all time.

While I DO agree there is NO cookie cutter way to build each individual member of the Body being that every “living stone” in the building of God is uniquely cut out, molded, formed, shaped, etc, for their place in the dwelling place of God. BUT there are, however, foundational tools (principles) that apply to EVERY BELIEVER!

Some examples are:

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Are YOU a Prophet, Teacher, Pastor, or Evangelist who Blogs?

Are You a Prophet, Teacher, Pastor, or Evangelist who Blogs?

Seeking Four Volunteer Bloggers for Urban Apostles Online Team

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Hi, my name is Ricardo Butler and I am passionate about being a different kind of leaders and to equip leaders to be different as light, salt, humble, loving wise servant leaders who are strategic, creative, artistic, innovative, entrepreneurial, and cutting edge problem solving spiritual parents in our homes, ministries, the marketplace, and in our measures of rule!

The house of God is in great lack of spiritual parents. While serving as an elder/leader is good and being a godly five fold equipping ministry leader is great, but God wants us to take it a step further.

He wants us to not only lead and feed; He wants us to parent His children with the same heart after His own into maturity to reproduce God’s heart, mind, and power into others.

Urban Apostles’ Network is a new Five Fold Ministry Equipping Team. It is birth for the purpose of training the Royal Priesthood of the Believers how to be leaders so that they may equip more leaders to mobilize globally for Kingdom Influence locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

There are 7 phases that the Lord wants to lead us through and those phases are:

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