The Global Apostolic Network (GAN) was established as a means of joining together the “new breed” of Five-Fold ministers and ministries that are emerging among the body of Christ and need a ministry covering for both ministry and legal purposes.
In compliance with scriptures such as Ephesians 4:11, Ephesians 2:20, and I Corinthians 12:28, the offices of the Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher began to be established and recognized by an increasingly wider spectrum of the body of Christ during the 1990’s. By the year 2000, the office of apostle had begun to be affirmed and set in place throughout numerous churches of the “New Apostolic Reformation,” a term coined by C. Peter Wagner, the Presiding Apostle of the International Coalition of Apostles.
Global Apostolic Network (GAN) and Abundant Life Ministries of Daytona Beach, Inc. (ALM) is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Religious Corporation that is registered with the US government and the IRS as a 501(c)3 corporation that provides oversight to Churches, Ministers, Ministries, Schools, and Networks in the U.S.A. and around the world. The ministerial credentials that are provided through GAN and ALM are not only recognized but also received on the level of the large denominations in America and around the world. GAN and ALM are not denominations but a fellowship of ministers and ministry networks in many countries of the world.
To date, GAN is operating in the United States, Latin America, Africa, Canada, and Europe through the nationally recognized networks that are registered in the various different countries.
The fundamental vision of GAN is to speed the completion of Jesus’ Great Commission to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every creature and to make disciples of all nations by planting churches in every city and country that the Lord opens a door to minister in. World evangelization is the pulse beat of apostles wherever they might be found.
The accelerated advance of the Kingdom of God is our highest priority. The primary purpose of GAN is to:
- Structure meaningful opportunities for peer-level apostles and other five-fold ministries and ministers to work together, build relationships, and interact with each other on regional, national, and international levels. Develop communication vehicles to facilitate ministry interaction among apostles, apostolic networks, apostolic ministries, and five-fold ministries and ministers.
- Catalyze and stimulate the development of creative strategies for combining apostolic and five-fold ministry efforts on the widest basis possible in order to fulfill Jesus’ Great Commission in our generation.
- Attain and maintain the highest possible levels of integrity of personal character and operational methodology among apostolic and five-fold member ministers and ministries.