KADASH NETWORK

KA•DASH  - A Hebrew word meaning holy, consecrated, set apart for His service.

It is our desire that the Kadash Network will be a powerful resource for individuals, leaders, ministries and churches.

What is Apostolic Oversight?
It will be easier to state what apostolic oversight is by first stating what it IS NOT. In 1st Thessalonians 2:1 the apostle Paul said, "Our coming to you was not in vain ". The word "vain" expresses the hollowness of anything, Paul was saying their work was not void of content or power. This word could also be translated "empty-handed". Paul was saying "We didn't come to take something away from you but to bring you something". This is the heart of apostolic oversight. It has nothing to do with what the apostle "receives" from the church, it has everything to do with what apostolic oversight brings to the church.

Apostolic oversight:

  • Is not a means for personal kingdom building. The issue is not quantity- "How many churches do you have in your network?" The issue is the quality of care you give for the local church and love for the saints.
     
  • Is not primarily about money, it is not "a pretext for greed" (1Thess.2:5). Paul denies that he ever used his ministry as a secret means of enriching himself. Apostolic oversight is not multi-level marketing for church planters where all resources work their way to the top
     
  • Is not about human glory - "I'm Apostle so and so". Paul said, "We have never sought honor from men, from you or from anybody else " (1Thess.2:6a Moffat). Paul here is repudiating personal ambition. Paul never used his preaching to gain the honor, recognition and approval that men give.
     
  • Is not being in "authority" over a church. Paul actually did have authority but he never abused it. The only authority that exists in the church is "Christ's authority". True apostles are not authoritarian or controlling. Authority is always to be used for the benefit of those under it never for the personal benefit of those exercising it.

True apostolic oversight has to do with being a "parent” to the church. Seeing the church as a parent sees children, intent on training children according to their individual needs. Caring for children is tiring work. Paul said, "You remember brethren, our labor and toil, laboring day and night" (1 Thess.2:9). True apostles faithfully proclaim "The Gospel of God" without alteration or substitution.

Apostolic oversight is foundational. Paul said "I have laid a foundation and another builds on it" (1 Cor.3:10). The foundation of a building is out of sight but it is the key to stability and the growth of the structure built on it. Many churches today have faulty foundations and as a result they continually struggle with the same problems. Jesus Christ himself "is the Chief Cornerstone" (Eph.2:20). Everything the church is and does has to be rightly related to Christ, because the church belongs to Him.

LEARN MORE...

KADASH APPLICATION (PDF Format)

 

NEWS & EVENTS

Mark your calendars!

CPM Bible College
Chapel Service

3rd Saturday of every month - 9am

CPM Bible College
Open House
2nd Monday of every month - 6pm

Join us this Sunday at 10:00 am for our Celebration Service!
Center Peace Ministries Church
1206 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
Phone: 225-383-3170
Map

Do you need a Ride to Church?
Call 225-383-3170 and schedule a ride. Our van ministry team leader will handle all the details. All you have to do is call and be ready to attend one of our services.

 
CONTRIBUTE
GET PRAYER
CONTACT US
HOME

 

Copyright 2015 Center Peace Ministries :: All Rights Reserved :: Created by Exodus Design Studios