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By Terry D. Shiver

this is often the 1st vast exam of the lifetime of Ken Sumrall and his company trust within the modern day apostolic recovery circulation. It offers Sumrall's trip from his Baptist beginnings, via his adventure of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, via his studying struggles with Liberty Fellowship of church buildings and Ministers, and into his birthing of Church Foundational community. It represents Sumrall in his personal gentle, whereas facing his paradigm alterations bearing on church govt the center of which revolved round the recovery of modern day apostles. Godly executive used to be grounded in godly relationships with one's apostle, whom Sumrall understood as a "spiritual father." For Sumrall, the simplest biblical govt for the recent testomony church at the present time is a theocracy. rather than a centralized, hierarchical church executive, Sumrall complicated a decentralized community of church buildings attached relationally.

This quantity comprises the main impacts upon Sumrall's considering and the development of his comprehension of the lifetime of the church as "family." furthermore, it engages a few of the apprehensions that experience surfaced over the present-day apostolic circulate and offers insights of the path and survivability of the movement.

"Terry Shiver's booklet on Sumrall and the apostolic recovery move is a necessary checklist of the freedom Fellowship and later Church Foundational community, either based through Sumrall. As an established follower of Sumrall, Shiver writes as an insider with specific insights into either the successes and screw ups of the circulate. good researched and written, Ken Sumrall and the Church Foundational Network provides a lot to present discussions at the glossy and debatable apostolic recovery movement."
--Vinson Synan, Dean Emeritus, Regent collage university of Divinity

"Terry Shiver has produced an unique case research of Ken Sumrall and his Church Foundational community, an organization of charismatic church buildings. Shiver's learn offers a window wherein to monitor and comprehend the theological and sociological dynamics that govern not just Sumrall's community but in addition a number of comparable institutions of nondenominational church buildings within which energy is living within the own impact and unilateral decision-making prerogatives of an apostolic leader."
--Eric N. Newberg, Professor of Theological and ancient experiences, Oral Roberts college, writer of The Pentecostal undertaking in Palestine (Pickwick, 2012)

Terry Shiver is the senior chief for Christ group Church. he's Founder/President of state Equipping Ministries, a parachurch ministry for equipping and activating the saints. He has an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary and a PhD from Regent college in renewal reviews with an emphasis in church heritage. he's married to Nancy Shiver, and so they have 5 boys. They stay in Lake urban, Florida.

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