The Right Team for the Right Time

"After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Luke 10:1

We believe in the apostolic patterns and ministry displayed in the Early Church.  5-Fold Global Equipping Teams follow the mission instructions of Jesus and the operational examples of Peter and John, Paul and Barnabas, Paul, Silas, and Timothy, and Apollos, Aquila and Priscilla, who labored together “turning the world upside down,” Our teams unite to do the same thing in the 21st century with the same ministry distinctives. How do we do this? Without being legalistic, we employ the teamwork and sending guidelines Jesus Himself used to instruct His disciples.  

Core Operational Features

The following are the core features of 5-Fold Global Ministries based on the foundational truths and strategic mission patterns taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical strategies.

Operational Principles

  • We come to serve rather than be served
  • We provide training & practical help for church planting
  • We directly partner with proven international leaders
  • Our partnerships are established by the Holy Spirit
  • We conduct strategic operations with multinational apostolic teams
  • We practice the ministry of Jesus
  • We go to the villages
  • We implement proven biblical strategies for world evangelism
  • We emphasize teamwork above individual ministry
  • We equip and empower a new generation of leaders and believers to fulfill the book of Acts in the power of the Holy Spirit

Operational Goals

  • Release an end time level of salvation, healing, & deliverance through networking partnerships around the world to fulfill the Great Commission.
  • Strengthen disciples, spiritual leaders, & churches in the faith.
  • Mobilize, equip, empower, & release the next generation of Ephesians 4:11 leaders, including both men and women.
  • Implement the deployment of young leaders through the 5-Fold Global Rapid Deployment Training Center (RDTC) and the International School of Ministry (ISOM).
  • Conduct joint operations in strategic regions of the world utilizing multicultural and internationally representative teams.
  • Enhance future united efforts for world evangelization by bringing partner ministries together and connecting the nations for the strategy of the last days.
  • Increase the respect and impact of our partner ministries in the region.
  • Initiate a strong and healthy church planting movement from house to house through the “dragnet strategy” and "network evangelism." (Matt. 13:47; Luke 5:1-11)
  • Reach villages for Jesus.
  • Explore new networking partnerships.
  • Establish a global prayer force for offensive action.
  • Stimulate a global participation in giving and receiving to meet needs.
  • Establish a worldwide communications network to unite international partners.

Operational Guidelines

I. Upholding the Simplicity and Sincerity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:15-16; 
2 Corinthians 4:2-6; 11:2-4) 
A. Reports of attendance, salvations, healings, etc. are not to be exaggerated to promote an individual minister or ministry.
B. Primary speakers and team leaders are not to be unduly exalted because that which is beyond the high esteem of Scripture tempts to pride.
C. Immediate follow-up of new converts through house to house visitation, revival meetings, and Bible studies should not be delayed giving place to the devil.
D. Team ministry should be emphasized over personal ministry that all may give glory to God alone.
E. God's Word must always be emphasized above personal charisma.
F. Faithfulness and trust in God are to be encouraged in small things rather than envy and strife for the larger things.
G. All partners need to renounce ancestral traditions and customs that reflect sexual immorality and witchcraft, which are contrary to God's word. (i.e. idol worship, polygamy, the drinking of blood...)
II. Handling Finances with Godly Integrity (Matthew 6:21, 24; 10:7-8; Luke 10:5-7; Acts 20:32-35; 
2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15; Philippians 4:15-20)
A. It is not recommended to take up offerings at crusades or evangelistic meetings because this tends to send the wrong message to unbelievers and may interfere with the true gospel.
B. All partners should share in operational expenses in proportion to their faith and means.
C. Third world countries should accept the challenge to provide an agreed upon portion for strategic operations including volunteer labor, which leads to God's blessing.
D. Finances and needs should not be inflated because this is dishonest and reflects greed.
E. Partners who receive financial contributions are responsible under God and by law to use those finances for the designated purpose within a reasonable period of time unless otherwise clarified with contributors.
F. Partners should not use 5-Fold Global Ministries primarily as a means to gain financial support.
G. Partners who receive financial assistance from 5-Fold Global Ministries are required to provide a written report on the usage of the finances to ensure Godly integrity.
H. 5-Fold Global Ministries highly recommends that the onsite provision (food, housing, etc.) for apostolic training teams be in accordance with the instructions of Jesus (Matthew 10:5-20; Mark 6:7-12;
Luke 9:1-6; 10:1-16).