The vision of The I Am Network.net is networking for the twenty-first century, through a international headquarters in the United States and through the internet, for the church – the body of Christ, wherever you are. This network will connect with the body of Christ according to the model in the first century church, from the book of Acts.
The purpose is (1) The Great Commandment – to Love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves! (Matthew 22:37-40) (2) The Great Commission – “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
Five-fold Ministry Structure
We will do this with a strategy that will organize, resource, correct, and structure with Apostolic insight (Ephesians 4:1-16); encourage, exhort, direct and comfort with Prophetic revelation (1 Corinthians 14:1-5; Acts 21:8-14); reach out, preach good news, evangelize in the purest form as the Evangelists (Acts 1:8; Acts 16:9-40); love, protect, feed, and care for the sheep as the Pastors of God’s flock; enlighten, train, indoctrinate, guide, and edify with the wisdom of the Teachers (Acts 18:1-8).
The mission is to connect the church of Jesus Christ, send the disciples of Christ to the nations, and be a gathering place for a financial network to finance the furtherance of the kingdom of God.
The goal is to disciple the nations through saving the lost, training the believers, sending out the saints, calling forth a global awakening, and preparing the Bride of Christ for the Bridegroom’s coming. We will be about our Father’s business.
The kingdom will prevail through many kinds of organizations. The following structures will give us a starting place for organization, fellowship, conference, and spiritual covering. We support and encourage every believer who seeks the King of Kings and the Lord of lords through a true heart with a clean conscience.
1. The church where two or three are gathered together in a small group. (Acts 2:41-47; Acts 16:1-6) This model may be in a home, small public place, or a hiding place. This model can be anywhere, but will be prominent in regions that are remote or nations that are experiencing persecution.
2. The church where one, two, or a group of any size gathers to accomplish a mission to further the gospel of the Kingdom of God. (Acts 4:31-37; Acts 8:5-40) This model can meet anywhere, use their home as a base camp with a mission to reach out to the lost, the poor, the afflicted, the tormented, the people who need to be trained, and those who need to be encouraged and uplifted.
3. The church where two -and up to thousands gather in the open fields or open public places. (Acts 5:15-21; Acts 9:19-31; Acts 14:1-28) This model meets in public places like in the town square, street corners, or a park to win the lost, preach the gospel of the kingdom, heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the diseased, and cast out demons.
4. The church where two -and up to thousands gather in public buildings that are organized as a religious institution. (Acts 2:1-47; Acts 13:1-5; Acts 15:1-26) This group will gather as the ekklesia – meaning called out ones, and will be more organized in their approach to life and ministry. This group will establish structures of governance and structures for education and structures for hospitality that will grow exponentially. These people will pool their resources and give to the kingdom all over the world. They will be mission minded, training focused, world conquering, and worship centered.
5. The church where a network of small groups, that are birthed from a common purpose and goal set out to win the lost and disciple believers. (Acts 10:1-48; Acts 12:12-25; Acts 20:20) This group will be connected through a network of communication and weekly, monthly, or quarterly meetings that encourage the saints, exhort the evangelists, support orphans and widows, release worshipers, and establish regional and national networks.