In response to the post Leaving the Orbit of Planet Christian, I will do some posts about some of the terms on the list. (Maybe once a week, we’ll see.) Just to clarify, apparently from the title of that post some people fear that I am leaving the Christian faith. No worries, I’m still following Jesus.
My experience with apostolic networks is from the charismatic realm, associated with prophetic churches, similar to but not connected with Peter Wagner’s NAR.
In this type of apostolic network, a person who has decided they are an apostle goes about finding churches who will join his network. In exchange for their member$hip, these churches receive ongoing apostolic
Less common but more accurate are apostolic networks associated with missionary or simple church movements.
Ideally an apostolic network is people loosely connected in relationship who through their existing relationships support and encourage one another in their ministries.
Typically a network is a system for amassing influence toward a particular individual or groups of individuals. The flow of power and resources in networks tends to be inward rather than outward.
Just my opinion. What do you think?