Ken Sumrall and Church Foundational Network: A Modern-Day by Terry D. Shiver

By Terry D. Shiver

this can be the 1st large exam of the lifetime of Ken Sumrall and his company trust within the modern day apostolic recovery move. It offers Sumrall's trip from his Baptist beginnings, via his event of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, via his studying struggles with Liberty Fellowship of church buildings and Ministers, and into his birthing of Church Foundational community. It represents Sumrall in his personal mild, whereas facing his paradigm adjustments pertaining to church executive the guts of which revolved round the recovery of modern day apostles. Godly govt was once grounded in godly relationships with one's apostle, whom Sumrall understood as a "spiritual father." For Sumrall, the easiest biblical executive for the recent testomony church at the present time is a theocracy. rather than a centralized, hierarchical church govt, Sumrall complex a decentralized community of church buildings attached relationally.

This quantity includes the foremost impacts upon Sumrall's considering and the development of his comprehension of the lifetime of the church as "family." furthermore, it engages a number of the apprehensions that experience surfaced over the present-day apostolic flow and offers insights of the path and survivability of the movement.

"Terry Shiver's e-book on Sumrall and the apostolic recovery circulate is a beneficial checklist of the freedom Fellowship and later Church Foundational community, either based by way of Sumrall. As an established follower of Sumrall, Shiver writes as an insider with particular insights into either the successes and screw ups of the circulation. good researched and written, Ken Sumrall and the Church Foundational Network provides a lot to present discussions at the sleek and debatable apostolic recovery movement."
--Vinson Synan, Dean Emeritus, Regent collage university of Divinity

"Terry Shiver has produced an unique case research of Ken Sumrall and his Church Foundational community, an organization of charismatic church buildings. Shiver's learn presents a window in which to monitor and comprehend the theological and sociological dynamics that govern not just Sumrall's community but additionally quite a few comparable institutions of nondenominational church buildings within which energy is living within the own impression and unilateral decision-making prerogatives of an apostolic leader."
--Eric N. Newberg, Professor of Theological and historic reviews, Oral Roberts collage, writer of The Pentecostal undertaking in Palestine (Pickwick, 2012)

Terry Shiver is the senior chief for Christ group Church. he's Founder/President of country Equipping Ministries, a parachurch ministry for equipping and activating the saints. He has an MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary and a PhD from Regent college in renewal stories with an emphasis in church heritage. he's married to Nancy Shiver, and so they have 5 boys. They stay in Lake urban, Florida.

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