Who Are We?
Apostolic Ecclesia Builders Centre is an apostolic centre based in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Our vision is to be a catalyst to train and equip emerging leaders so they can effect positive change into the 7 mountains of society.
Our mission: to TRAIN, EQUIP and SEND OUT.
Apostolic Ecclesia Builders Centre is part of an international network of apostolic centres operating in Asia with the focus of equipping the body of Christ and advancing God’s kingdom together in Asia and beyond.
This international apostolic network consists of alliances of the following apostolic centres: Harvest of Zion Apostolic Centre based in Sibu, Sarawak, Yobel Apostolic Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and also Zebulun Apostolic Centre based in Hong Kong. We are also connected to other apostolic groups based in East Malaysia, West Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and China.
Apostolic Ecclesia Builders is aligned with Glory of Zion International based in Texas USA under the leadership of Apostle Chuck Pierce as a Ministry Of Zion.
Apostolic Ecclesia Builders is also aligned to Friends of God Ministries under the leadership of Apostle Al Hauck and Kacey Hauck based in New York, USA.
Definition of an Apostolic Centre
To understand the apostolic centre, it helps to take a look at the root word, which is “apostle”. The word apostle comes from the Greek word apostolos which means sent one or send or to be sent. An apostolic centre therefore has to do with sending. This is because just as Jesus was sent by the father, he sent us. Therefore, an apostolic centre is one that embraces the responsibility of being “sent” to a region with a mandate from God.
An apostolic centre is focused on equipping the saints. It’s function is to build up, teach, equip, set free and send people to establish Kingdom culture.
Therefore is it a place where a likeminded group of diverse people invests themselves into others to further the Kingdom by developing gifts and anointings in people and sending them out. Just as Jesus sent the disciples and Paul, and Paul sent Timothy, and told Timothy to invest himself into people that would do the same again. A never-ending process of complementation, succession, multiplication.
According to Dr. Peter Wagner, while the emergence of modern-day apostles and apostolic centres is important, it doesn’t replace pastors and local churches. He says both are necessary. One does not displace the other. They are complementary yet they are also uniquely different.
The Apostolic 5 Fold Ministry
Before Jesus sent out the disciples, He lived with them for more than three years. He taught them, invested in them, equipped them. Then he trusted them with the church.
But before leaving he gave them gifts. His gifts? People with special anointings and callings, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers.
Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” … And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers (Ephesians 4:8.11)
Jesus gave the 5 fold to the church. He gave them, so everybody could develop their abilities and giftings, to become what God planned for them. So all could contribute to the task to establish and strengthen the Kingdom of God.
- Apostle – Pioneer, strategist, establisher of doctrine, leadership through vision, identification of gifts and equipping of the church
- Prophet – hearer of the voice of God, communicator of His will for the church and the people.
- Evangelist – a preacher of the Good News, able to communicate the ministry of reconciliation between man and God, brings people into the church
- Pastor – Shepherd who takes care of the flock, encourager, comforter
- Teacher – establish a strong foundation of the Word, clearly communicates the mysteries of the Kingdom in ways that bring understanding
The Apostolic is not a modern-day denomination. It is actually the original church structure that is found in the bible. Nowhere in the Scripture does it call for this model to change. Nevertheless, it has. If we restore the Apostolic 5 Fold ministry back to the church we will see the same global impact that we experience in the Book of Acts. In Acts, the church pioneered the Gospel and transformed regions.
We believe The Lord has called some to be apostles, some as prophets, some evangelists, some teachers and some pastors.
Ephesians 4:11-13 states “It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 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.”
Today, He is restoring a biblical understanding of what these roles and callings mean, so that His bride can come into the fullness of what He has for her, prepared for her Bridegroom’s glorious return.
There is still a lot of wrong conceptions and rejection due to some abuse in the body of Christ. However, when apostles, prophets, evangelists and teachers start taking their rightful places, having been proven and tested as humble servants, we will see the body brought into maturity.
Having all five offices in place in a church and training up the body accordingly will allow our church to enter into a place of growth and equipping that nobody had ever dreamed possible.
Only then, we truly come into full maturity and have the ability to fulfil the commission our Christ has given to us, to make disciples of all nations, doing the same works He did, and even greater.