Now it’s time for you to step out and outreach. There is a time of “tarrying” before “going”. At this point you will take all that you have learned and use it to draw glory to God, present the Kingdom, teach people about Christ, and bring them into the fold.

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Apostolic Connection

Apostolic Connection By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Apostolic Connection

Apostolic Connection By Apostle Ricardo Butler
Apostolic Connection By Apostle Ricardo Butler

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

 

There are multiple ways to connect and relate to the people in your daily lives and there is much teaching out there on how to do this.

 

I want to show you the way that I do it, as I have learned it, and seen Jesus and many of His leaders in the Scriptures do it as well. After all Jesus professed,

 

“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” (John 5:19).

 

So I’m telling you this straight. I can’t independently do a thing, only what I see Christ doing. What Christ does, I can do and will do. Jesus loves me and includes me in everything He is doing. So let’s see how Christ, the (Chief) Apostle and High Priest of our profession did it and we will define these groups in at each section and how to best relate to them as an apostle.

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Apostolic Captive

Apostolic Captive By Apostle Ricardo Butler

Apostolic Captive

Apostolic Captive By Apostle Ricardo Butler
Apostolic Captive By Apostle Ricardo Butler

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

 

What I mean by “Apostolic Captive” is a person who was once a captive and a prisoner of war by satan and the kingdom of darkness through the world systems used to govern the flesh to sin.

 

Then this same person, Jesus Christ came to die for; is redeemed and captured to become a captive of the Kingdom of God who then is matured, equipped, empowered by the Holy Spirit and is sent back out to capture more people, co-laboring with God to deliver these prisoners of war who are trapped in satan’s concentration camps of sin.

 

Here are some Scriptures to show these various dynamics of a prisoner of war or captive:

 

“Thou hast ascended on high, Thou hast led CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE: Thou hast received gifts [apostles, prophets, teachers, pastors, and evangelists] FOR men [ALL mankind]; yea [YES, even …], FOR THE REBELLIOUS ALSO, that the LORD God might dwell among them.” (Psalms 68:18).

 

“Wherefore He saith, When He ascended up on high, He led CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE, and gave gifts [FIVE GIFTS] unto men [humanity, mankind]. And He gave some, [gifts of] apostles; and some, [gifts of] prophets; and some, [gifts of] evangelists; and some, [gifts of] pastors and [gifts of] teachers.” (Ephesians 4:8, 11).

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EPISODE 071 – Infusing Apostolic Alignment into the Purpose of the Evangelist [PODCAST]

EPISODE 071 – Infusing Apostolic Alignment into the Purpose of the Evangelist [PODCAST]

071 - Infusing Apostolic Alignment into the Purpose of the Evangelist [PODCAST] By Apostle Ricardo Butler
071 – Infusing Apostolic Alignment into the Purpose of the Evangelist [PODCAST] By Apostle Ricardo Butler

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

I remember back in the days when I was a level 3 training Evangelist of D. James Kennedy’s Evangelism Explosion Ministry.

I was involved with two sides of this program. I was ordained and licensed as an evangelist involved with both:

  1. EE’s Prison Ministry
  2. Classic EE.

Evangelism Explosion’s prison ministry is just that; I trained level 1 and level 2 evangelists. Level 1 you learn how to present the Gospel effectively and on level 2 you learn how to train more evangelists. On level 3 you deal more in apologetics and handling the harder questions and objections people have of the Christian faith.

Classic EE on the other hand is the program where you go from church to church helping local congregations develop their evangelism strategy. And if they didn’t have one I could come in their and train them in the whole Evangelism Explosion 12 week curriculum.


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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

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
Are YOU a Prophet, Teacher, Pastor, or Evangelist who Blogs? Seeking Four Volunteer Bloggers for Urban Apostles Online Team

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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EPISODE 066 – Kingdom Rapid Response Team – Urban Apostles Network [PODCAST]

EPISODE 066 – Kingdom Rapid Response Team – Urban Apostles Network [PODCAST]

066 - Kingdom Rapid Response Team - Urban Apostles Network
066 – Kingdom Rapid Response Team – Urban Apostles Network

Urban Apostles’ Network’s Story

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

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Welcome U.R.B.A.N. A.P.O.S.T.L.E.S!

 

I know by now you have heard what has happened in Paris, France as well as all the events that look and seem so fearful and terrifying in our new world and way of life. It has been tragic days of chaos these past several years, but there is still hope in the Kingdom of God and in Christ and in the Father. There is still hope for this generation and believe it or not YOU ARE PART OF GOD’S HOPE to your city, your region, your nation, and the whole globe (Acts 1:8).

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The Controversial Confusion Around the Evangelist, Missionary, and Apostle

The Controversial Confusion Around the Evangelist, Missionary, and Apostle

The Controversial Confusion Around the Evangelist, Missionary, and Apostle

The Controversial Confusion Around the Evangelist, Missionary, and Apostle
The Controversial Confusion Around the Evangelist, Missionary, and Apostle

By Apostle Ricardo Butler

I bring you the final definition in the series of some of my favorite definitions of the five fold ministry. Most of them have come from Apostle Wolfgang Simson and his The House Church Book.

In this message we going to switch it up a bit, because there seems to be a confusion about the functions or differences between an Evangelist, a Missionary, and an Apostle. These three roles are not the same thing, and one of them is not even part of the five fold ministry!

Then there is the other extreme that all our reach efforts are actually Evangelistically lead instead of Apostolically and Prophetically spearheaded. If anything the Evangelist aids in what God has set first and second on the Chief Cornerstone—Christ.

So let’s see what’s going on in all this mess.

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I Wish a Christian Would Take Me to His or Her Church

I Wish a Christian Would Take Me to His or Her Church

Seven Common Comments Non-Christians Make about Christians
Seven Common Comments Non-Christians Make about Christians

I was recommended a podcast to listen to by a business brother of mine in Christ named Amos Johnson Jr. over there at the Church for Entrepreneurs.

I think the podcast had something to do with business, but I was interested in some other things that I came across on the website. There was a particular article that caught my attention called, “Seven Common Comments Non-Christians Make about Christians” by Thom Rainer. He is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources.

This is actually part 7 of 7. You can read the others in the series at:

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