Equipping Hubs

Our equipping hubs seek to equip the saints through these five gifts of Christ, namely, the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd(Pastor) and Teacher, to do the works of service and to continue till the body of Christ comes into maturity and to the fullness of Christ.

Eph 4:7-14 (NIV)

But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it[a] says: “When he ascended on high,
    he took many captives
    and gave gifts to his people.”

(What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

APOSTOLIC AND PROPHETIC EQUIPPING HUB

Our Apostolic-Prophetic Equipping Hub in West Australia aims to equip you with a strong spiritual understanding and foundation of the apostolic and prophetic functions in the Ekklesia; and to equip you to hear from God and be sent out to make and multiply disciples  of Christ. We seek to help individuals grow and mature in their apostolic and the prophetic giftings and functions.

Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday busyness and life, we will be tucked away in the serenity of several nights of stay‐in “camp” in a house at Margaret River, by a small lake, where there will be times of teaching, training, equipping, prayer, coaching, activation and exercise of gifts, praxis, conversations, ministry including pockets of chill time in the midst of nature as well.

Testimony

Truly I am a gratefully thankful duckling, Karen and Jason . May this be only the beginning of me learning how to submit and learn and grow in all God wants to do
I have never known such amazing possibilities for my future
Thanks be to God for this new freedom
May I spend my freedom on God's plan for my life and not my own ideas!!!"
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

WHO THIS IS FOR:

This hands-on, practical, in-depth training and equipping is for :

God is restoring the apostolic and prophetic to His Kingdom. The gifts of the apostle and prophet are not any more important than the evangelist, pastor/shepherd, or teacher. They are not something higher, but one of the 5‐fold functional gifts meant to train and equip the saints for the work of the ministry. We (the church) have really made them out to be something that’s religiously out of place. In fact, apostles and prophets are the foundation of the church (Eph 2:20). If the living stones of the body of Christ is built on this foundation with Christ as the chief Cornerstone, then it is important we know, understand and walk in the “who, what and how” these “foundation stones” of apostles and prophets are and should be.

Sessions involve teaching, training, equipping, prayer, coaching, activation and exercise of gifts, praxis, conversations and ministry time.
Sessions may include the following but will be fresh and dynamic depending on each batch of participants:

  • Rediscovering the Kingdom of God and Ekklesia
    Building on Apostolic-Prophetic Foundations for Disciple-Making Movement (DMM)
  • Foundations to Discerning God’s Voice – identifying hindrances as well
  • Activation in Gifts of the Spirit
  • Interpreting Prophecy, Dreams and Visions
  • Prophecy Activation
  • Maturing in Holistic Apostolic and/or Prophetic Ministry
  • Prayer Walking / Kingdom Assignments
  • Engaging in Spiritual Warfare and Intercession through Prophetic Insight
  • Preparation for Last Days

WE SEEK TO :

1. Equip through training

2. Engage through conversation and prayer

3. Empower through coaching

4. Embolden through praxis

5. Establish through teaching

TRAINERS:

Karen and Jason Tay (Please refer to our page “About our Equippers” for trainer bios)

For almost 30 years, Karen has been receiving dreams and visions from God and many of the dreams pertaining to nations and individuals have come to pass and granted her insight for intercession as well as spiritual warfare. Activating many others to walk in the supernatural, she strongly believes that in these last days of great deception we live in, the true mature function of the 5 Gifts of Christ, is the key to bringing the body of Christ to maturity, so that we no longer are like little children tossed to and fro by every wind and wave of doctrine, but we can grow up in Christ who is the Head, according to Ephesians 4.

Jason actively functions in the gifts of healings and prophecy. Through his teaching gift he is able to give deeper insights into the last days.

CONFIRMED DATES:

  • 1st week of Spring ( Sept 2023) Registration Closed
  • 1st week of Summer (Dec 2023, Sunday to Friday) Registration Closed.
  • 1st week of Autumn (4-8 Mar 2024 Monday to Friday)Register by latest 25 Feb.
  • Spring and Summer 2024 dates to be confirmed.

Location: Margaret River, Western Australia.

INTAKE:

  • Small Intake ‐ only limited to 6 persons per intake, for highly interactive learning and community building . (minimum 2, maximum 6)
  • We highly recommend you submit your interest early as it is a small intake on a “first come, first serve” basis once registration fee is paid in full.
  • For overseas participants, you may wish to book your flight early to ensure flight availability and to get cheaper flights. 
  • REGISTRATIONS OPEN for 2024 (4-8 Mar 2024) intake.
    Please prayerfully consider and email us at info@missionalmovements.org to initiate conversations for registration.

FEE of $300 AUD covers outgoing expenses :

  • accommodation
  • cleaning fee of accommodation
  • group transport to and from Perth-Margaret River-Perth and time in MR.

FEE does NOT cover :

  • Meals – group buy of groceries/cooking to be done in kitchen of house (9-10 meals of homecooking by participants on rotational basis. Total approx cost $60-90 per person. 3-4 meals outside average AU$20-40 per meal per person.
  • Airport transfers (to and from Perth airport to Meeting point in Perth)
  • Your own flight (if applicable) – please ensure your flight arrives before departure time from Perth

TRANSPORT DETAILS :

Car pooling is the way to go. Depending on the make-up of participants, whether local or overseas, arrangements can be discussed.

For Overseas Participants

  • Depart from Perth to Margaret River :  930 am on the first day
  • Meeting Point in Perth:  30 min from airport. (details given after registration)
  • Depart from Margaret River to Perth : 10am
  • Arrive in Perth from Margaret River : approx. between 2-430 pm on the final day
  • As the number of overseas participants is small, we can offer home-stay accommodation, shared car pooling, as well as airport pick ups, upon request.

For Local Participants, you may wish to drive to the Equipping Hub location on your own. A discount of $50 off your registration fee will be given if you wish to drive on your own. If you are driving, it will be great if you can offer a space to 1 or 2 others (max.) in your car if needed!

HOW TO REGISTER:

Please prayerfully consider if this is for you and email us at info@missionalmovements.org to initiate conversations for registration.

Once fee is paid, you are confirmed a space.

  • Fees are NOT refundable except for cancelled flights or due to any other unforseeable circumstances.
  • Fees are NOT refundable for change of mind.
  • There are no costs for the training and equipping. However we encourage biblical giving. A lot of time, experience and effort are resources that have been ploughed into the training and sometimes into the booking of the training venue.
  • True biblical giving is not coerced, nor made compulsory, nor out of duty or obligation but it is always done out of love.
  • Jesus said “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” “Freely you have received, freely give” is more than a cliché and it applies to all who are followers of Christ. It is a beautiful pattern of the kingdom economy that is befitting for the ways of the kingdom as we love and serve one another.  So do give freely and generously!

Global Equipping Hub – APEST Gifts for Disciple-making Movements

Date : 23-25 Mar 2023 (Thur – Sat)

Time: 9am to 530pm daily

Registration Fee: 70AUD – Lunch included, with coffee and tea breaks (if you have dietary requirements, please bring your own lunch). REGISTRATION CLOSED

ABOUT

Do you desire to see God’s people empowered to do the work of the ministry and the Body of Christ come to maturity of stature and unity of the faith?

This can only happen when the gifts of Christ – the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher (APEST) – according to scripture in Eph 4:11, are released to train and equip the saints to do the work of the ministry.

What we typically see in the Body of Christ today are individual parts functioning in isolation but not joined together. Is it possible to see the APEST gifts function together with unity and purpose? 

How do the APEST gifts function in tandem to empower God’s people and to catalyse Disciple-making Movements so we can fulfil the mission Jesus gave us?

Never before have we had 5 Gifts coming together to equip the saints, bringing with them decades of experience after almost 30 years of walking together.

These sessions will help church planters, missionaries, kingdom-minded pastors, leaders and any disciple of Christ who are practicing DMM or desiring to see DMM in your sphere of influence :

> Understand the APEST gifts – the functions, characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of each gift.

> Identify these gifts in the Body of Christ and discern counterfeit expressions to avoid.

> Identify and appreciate one another’s gifts and how the 5 gifts working together through organic kingdom relationships in the context of everyday life.

> Growing in the Apostolic and Prophetic functions

> Laying an Apostolic-Prophetic foundation for Disciple multiplication and DMM.

> Have conversations with the panel and with your team to discuss and understand the workings of God’s kingdom in your sphere of influence. 

Equippers:

Jason and Karen Tay were serving as leaders for almost 20 years in a church in Singapore which grew from a handful to thousands. For over 10 years, Karen was also Regional Director for Christ for All Nations (CfaN, the ministry founded by the late evangelist Reinhard Bonnke) in Asia/Pacific, and one of the facilitators for the 4-14 window global missions’ movement, with much experience preaching and teaching in many countries, working with various denominations and churches in different cultures. 

Since 2012, their deep conviction of what biblical Ekklesia looks like, led them to step out of conventional church, to pioneer, release, activate and empower many others to start missional communities committed to walking in obedience to God’s Word, building authentic relationships in community, and an apostolic heart of going and being the church where the lost are. They also founded Missional Church Communities Network (now known as Missional Movements), a relational network of kingdom communities across various countries, focused on “multiplying disciples who make disciples”. 

Desiring to see the Body of Christ come to maturity and fullness, they currently conduct Equipping/ Training Intensives on the 5 Gifts of Christ operating in the context of God’s kingdom, to help God’s people discover and develop in the gifts of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, and teacher. They have been married since year 2000 and have a grown daughter. Following God’s leading and providence, they moved from Singapore in 2019 to Australia where they are now based. 

Neil Cole is an experienced church planter, author and pastor. He is credited as a key catalyst in the global organic church movement and founded Church Multiplication Associates (CMA), which has helped to start tens of thousands of churches in 50 states and 50+ nations in only 20 years. He has recently founded Starling Initiatives, a global connection of like-minded people who listen to Jesus and do what He says. You can find out more at www.StarlingIntitiatives.com.

Neil is also an international speaker and has authored seventeen books including Organic Church, Cultivating a Life For God, Organic Leadership, Church 3.0, Primal Fire, Rising Tides, PRAY and VIRAL. 

Neil and Dana have been married 39 years. They live in Long Beach, California and have three grown children Heather, Erin and Zach, and five Grandkids.

Dezi Baker is a hidden prophet with many supernatural experiences. Dezi is a long-standing voice in prophetic/apostolic movements, as a visionary and catalyst behind church expressions such as the organic church, Big-Fish and the Endless Knot Community. His rich stories, sense of humour and holistic approach to the Christian experience have changed the way many view life, church, and being. Yet, more than likely, you’ve never heard of this silent prophet from the Arizona desert.

Dezi and his family currently reside in the historic mining town in Arizona, where he runs a cafe, and together with a strong spiritual family, continually apply God’s organic principles to transform the larger community around them.

Ed Waken loves to be around people and is passionate about helping them know Jesus. Ed teaches, trains, writes, mentors, and consults in evangelism, leadership, and organic church thought in many countries. He brings experience, provenness, and insights that benefit many.

Ed has authored Wildfire – The Fearless Spread of the Gospel, which explores the freedom and success for all believers anytime they share any portion of the gospel of Jesus. Ed contributed to Primal Fire, exploring the APEST approach to equipping churches. He is currently working on Igniting Wildfires, which will explore the biblical role of the evangelist.

Ed is an adjunct professor at Grace School of Theology and Arizona Christian University. He began and helps lead ValleyLife Church, a church of churches in Phoenix, Arizona. Ed and Debbie married in 1978, live in Phoenix, Arizona, and have three adult children and five grandchildren.

Phil Helfer is the longtime shepherd of Los Altos Grace Church in Longbeach, California. The church is a spiritual family of brothers and sisters in Christ who seek to understand the Scriptures and live them out together. They believe that as a church they are a sent people who also send others and in so keeping, they support various ministries locally and also missionaries around the world. Phil has spent much of his life and ministry discovering, developing, and implementing principles for organic church life and movement. For more than 25 years, he has partnered with a group of leaders who each fulfill a role from Ephesians 4:11 – Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher. Together, they addressed the power of APEST in their book, Primal Fire. Phil has been married to his wife, Lori, for 39 years. They enjoy camping, boating, and spending time with their family.

Chris Suitt currently serves with the Organic Church Movement APEST team as the teacher who trains others to train others to hear and follow Jesus using the Scriptures. He is the author of two books, including ‘More Than a Sunday Faith, It’s Not Complicated’, and the ‘Discipleship Training Center Facilitator Guide’. He plants organic churches and disciples others who start organic churches without walls wherever Jesus has them.