European Apostolic Leaders (EAL) is apostolically led and prophetically influenced.
Günther Hess (Germany) and Øystein Sandtorv (Croatia/Norway) sharing perspectives at Oslo 2016.1Corinthians 12:28 states that that apostles are first in rank: proton is the Greek word for first in rank:
And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.
This is reflected in the structure of EAL.
However, the New Testament clearly sets the example of the apostle as the team leader, working together with prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, as well as the other valuable members of the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16).
European Apostolic Leaders is primarily a professional society in which confirmed apostles and prophes are able to relate to and connect with each other. It is secondarily a training ground for “emerging” apostles and prophets.
We focus on the strategic development of creative strategies for combining apostolic-prophetic efforts on the widest basis possible in order to fulfill Jesus’ great commission and mandates.
We recognize that autonomy is important for members of differing networks, as well as for organizational leaders.
We provide venues at the annual European Fellowship & Vision Gathering, and national and regional meetings, to facilitate connections with like-minded leaders. These settings promote a structure of meaningful gatherings for peer-level apostles and prophets, representing both the nuclear and marketplace church. Here, apostles and prophets meet one another, build relationships, and exchange wisdom, knowledge, skills, and resources. Speakers come at their own expense and are not paid an honorarium for their participation.
Jan-Aage Torp, Päivi Heikkilä, Graham Jones and Joseph Akinyele at Oslo 2016.