ApostolicGate is an apostolic* platform hosted by Thamo Naidoo to reach leaders by providing resources for the apostolic reformation of the church to return to biblical standards and designs.
ApostolicGate provides free downloadable resources and hosts multiple strategic leadership events globally including Apostolic Schools of Ministry (ASOM), Apostolic Leadership Summits (ALS), Perspectives on the Apostolic (POA), Sophoi Messenger Series Business Leaders Breakfast (SMS) and other conferences.
ApostolicGate seeks to connect apostolic leaders from all nations across the globe to bring about a confluence of streams within the apostolic reformation so that the voice of the Lord may be heard in the sound of many waters.
The ultimate objective of the platforms hosted by ApostolicGate is to Reach Leaders to Transform Nations by:
- Constructively and practically providing a biblical Christocentric (Christ centered) model of ministry
- Presenting fresh biblical perspectives on the ministry, relevance and function of the church in a post modern world
- Restoring the church to divine biblical standards established in the order of God – Righteousness, Peace, Joy
Defining the Apostolic
Apostolic is a word that is commonly used to describe the culture of APOSTOLICGATE EVENTS. In attempting to capture this culture one must therefore understand the definition of the term ‘apostolic’ and the office of an Apostle.
Historically the word, ‘apostolic’ is employed to describe the authentic or true church from the apostate or false church.
This word apostolic is derived from the NT Greek words – apostello and apostolos. It literally means, “to send off, out, or send forth”. It denotes a specific sending (on a specific mission) by the “sender” (God) that imposes a very clear mandate on the “sent one” (the church). Included in this “sending”, is the idea of an intimate relationship between the ‘sender and the ‘sent one’ and that the ‘sent one’ adopts a voluntary and subservient attitude towards the ‘sender’. It also indicates strict adherence to the specific details of the mission without deviating from the prescribed instructions. The implication with the ‘sent’ principle is that the ‘sent one’ fully represents the heart, intent and authority of the ‘sender’ as if the ‘sender’ were present himself.
It can be likened to an ambassador, one who is sent out on a mission or order from a higher authority, one who has been endowed with the responsibility to act on behalf of his king. The whole idea of these words is that the person represents accurately the kingdom he comes from and acts solely for his king (i.e. the decisions he makes and the manner in which he conducts himself is in the best interest of the king.
Reformation is another term used to describe the present season of God in which we live. From a literal standpoint, it means to ‘make straight either by a right arrangement and right ordering or by making an amendment and bringing right again’. Apostolic Reformation therefore conveys the idea of setting in order again that which was made imperfect or marred by sin in the Church and in creation. Apostolic Reformation presents to the Church a ‘new and better way of drawing nearer to God’ (Hebrews 10:20).