In light of the controversy surrounding the terms “New Apostolic Reformation” (NAR)
and “Christian Nationalism,” we are issuing this statement of clarification.1

WE AFFIRM the importance of Ephesians 4:11 ministries for the Church today and believe that such ministry functions have existed throughout Church history, even if not described in these exact terms.

WE AFFIRM that contemporary apostolic and prophetic ministries are important for the well-being and mission of the Church, just as evangelistic, pastoral, and teaching ministries are important.

  • By “apostolic,” we are referring to visionary leaders who are missional, fathering, and pioneering, such as church planters, networkers, or movement leaders, often marked by their focus on gospel expansion beyond one local region. Such leaders are identified by their function, whether or not they use the term apostolic and whether or not they are Pentecostal or charismatic.
  • By “prophetic,” we are referring to Church leaders who understand and declare the mind of God for specific times and seasons, helping the Lord’s people respond biblically. Such leaders are identified by their function, whether or not they use the term prophetic and whether or not they are Pentecostal or charismatic.

WE REJECT the belief that contemporary apostles carry the same authority as did the original Twelve Apostles.

WE REJECT the belief that contemporary prophets have the exact same function or carry the exact same authority as did Old Testament prophets.2

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Bishop Eric Aguirre
Living Word Assembly
Archbishop Charles Agynasare
Founder, Perez Chapel, Ghana
Heidi Baker
CEO, Iris Global
Dave Balestri
Executive Pastor, Hope Unlimited Church, Sydney
Bishop Doug Beacham
General Superintendent, International Pentecostal Holiness Church
Dr. James Beverely
Research Professor Tyndale University, Toronto; Assoc. Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion, Woodway TX
Pastor Les Bowlinge
Eagle Rock Church
Dr. Michael Brown
Founder/President, AskDrBrown Ministries & FIRE School of Ministry Online
Bishop Dr. Dale Bronner
Founder/Senior Pastor, Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral
Ron Cantor
CEO Tikkun Global
Rev. Philip Cappuccio
Sound of the Trumpet Ministries
Dave Carey
Apostolic Overseer, Word of Life Christian Center
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I Affirm the "NAR & Christian Nationalism" Statement

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