If you have clicked this link in a desire to be ordained, please read “Ordination” first.
Though we do not want to oversimplify, here are one sentence summaries of the 5-fold offices:
Apostles – those “sent by Jesus to breakthrough in spiritual warfare, establish ministers and ministries, activate believers through impartation, and release callings.”
- Prophets – those who “hear, release, and activate in others the voice of the Lord.”
- Teachers – those who “release and activate revelation knowledge as well as a hunger for it.”
- Evangelists – those who “release and activate revival and passion for Jesus usually affecting not only local churches by entire communities and cities.”
- Pastors – those who “shepherd the flock of God.”
Within the CN, there is the office of “bishop.” Bishop Randy Morgan functions in this role as an apostle to other apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.
Ordination into a 5-fold office is among so many things a very serious matter. Today, it is very easy for people to have business cards and brochures printed for minimal cost and start websites and social media. There are “apostles,” “Bishops,” and all sorts of ministers on Facebook with literally no fruit of the ministry; they have simply “gone” without being “sent;” they’ve sat in a place of authority without being set in by servants to serve.
The Covenant Network is working very diligently to recognize those who have true giftings and callings. The CN is seeking to bring a sense of order, safety, and empowerment by establishing solid, fruit-bearing women and men of God into their anointings and recognizing them. The only way to determine the reality of anointing is fruit and obvious, displayed gifting. The 5-fold anointings are to be recognized by the church and its leaders in order to accomplish its work; however, it can not be lightly entered in to.
There is a counsel set in place to work toward the ordination of those who sense a calling into a ministry. When someone submits a request for ordination, the evaluation process begins, and we will be in touch…