Purpose and Destiny
A.F.I. is a network of interrelated churches and ministries built on Christ’s headship, committed relationships, equipping people for ministry, and apostolic and prophetic covering. We are related to the Apostolic Church, a worldwide, Trinitarian network of churches that has its roots in the Welsh Revival of 1904.
In the early 1980’s, the Apostolic Church of Australia committed resources to help begin the work in the United States. The faith of the Australian Church was honored as God expanded the work in the United States by adding new churches and raising up men with ascension gifts. By January 1984, the Australian Church released the ministry in the United States to full autonomy.
The Purpose of AFI
We see that one key to the success of the early church was the presence and operation of the ascension gift ministries: apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers (Ephesians 4.11). Over the centuries, the truth of Christ’s gifts to the church was largely lost. In our day, God is restoring the ascension ministries to the church.
We believe that the practical function of the ascension gifts (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher) is vital for the equipping and strengthening of the saints.
We believe that the local church should be vibrant and healthy as it is the primary instrument of God's purpose in this age.
We believe in the relational nature of our covering to local churches and church leaders.
We believe in team ministry expressed through servant leadership in both the local church and Apostolic Team.
We believe in the present day working of the Holy Spirit as He manifests both the fruit of the Spirit and the gifts of the Spirit through the Body of Christ. .
We believe in living with a perspective and passion for the entire Kingdom of God as it is expressed in Christ’s dynamic Lordship.