Kingdom Impact Churches is an initiative under APBF to connect & network with individual churches among the body of APBF. This initiative will provide ministry opportunities and allow individual churches of any size to become actively involved with the mission of APBF and facilitate the advancement of the Gospel in the Asia Pacific region.
Why 'Kingdom' Impact?
Just as Jesus teaches us that we are to seek first His kingdom and righteousness (Matthew 6:33), Kingdom refers to making the Kingdom of God the nucleus and top priority of our mission focus. Striving towards the growth and advancement of the Kingdom of God in the lives of people and the societies that they are part of.
It means as local churches, we focus on God's kingdom by focusing on accomplishing God's mission (missio-dei) in the world. We move away from a local church-centric approach to being Kingdom-Centric in approach. (One can be church-centric without being Kingdom-centric). We are more about the 'Capital C' Church (His Church) than individual churches.
'Impact' means having influence or leaving a strong effect on someone/people whose life or lifestyle has been changed due to the ministries of God's people. 'Kingdom Impact' would therefore mean, God's people impacting the world as "light of the world and salt of the earth" (Matthew 6:13-16).
Characteristics of Kingdom Impact Churches of APBF
Working for a Kingdom Impact means the rules have changed. The aim is no longer to put ourselves in a higher position, unlike in an earthly kingdom where position and power rule over others. It is to submit ourselves one to another in partnership and servant hood (Matthew 20:25-26).
BE A FOUNDATIONAL PARTNER TODAY!
You can be a Foundational Partner of APBF in the initiative of "Kingdom Impact Churches" through a yearly contribution and through this partnership, here are a few opportunities for partnerships.