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Our vision for Issachar Ministry Training Academy is to equip people for ministry as members of the Body of Christ, as living stones in the temple of the Lord and for the purpose of Church planting.

[/ultimate_heading][vc_row_inner 0=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text 0=””]EQUIPPING GOD’S PEOPLE FOR THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY

The apostle Paul says in Ephesians 4:11-12 that Jesus, the Head of the Church, has given gifts of gifted individuals to the Church and that He has set them in the Church specifically to: – equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (verse 12). Our heart is to equip God’s people through training in biblical truth, in life skills, and in ministry development for the outworking of God’s call on their lives. Importantly, we trust in the work of the Holy Spirit to empower people for all that God has purposed for them in life and ministry.

There are four key components to our programme:
Building solid biblical foundations
Spiritual and personal development
Building ministry skills
Practical ministry experience


MINISTRY TRAINING FROM A JEWISH ROOTS PERSPECTIVE

While most of the Church teaches from a Replacement Theology perspective, we intentionally teach from the opposite perspective, embracing the Jewish roots of the Christian faith while remaining Gentiles who are grafted in! That means we seek to understand Scripture in the Jewish context in which it was written. We seek to learn from the prophetic revelation that God set in place within the practices and ordinances that He instituted for His people Israel.  We also look to God to unite Jew and Gentile as one new man in Messiah Jesus (Ephesians 2:15). While we are not bound to embrace Jewish culture and tradition, we understand that Scripture teaches us much from the Messianic Jewish roots of our faith.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”6134″ img_size=”medium” css=”.vc_custom_1498538331631{margin-top: 16px !important;margin-bottom: 78px !important;}”][vc_column_text 0=””]EMPOWERING AND SENDING PEOPLE OUT FOR THE PURPOSE OF MINISTRY, ESPECIALLY CHURCH PLANTING

This is a ministry course! We are not interested in over-feeding spectators. We want to equip, empower, and send believers out to be disciple-makers, to do the works of service that God has called them to, to be able ministers of the new covenant. We aim to prepare disciple-makers to plant Churches and/or lead Churches wherever God gives us opportunity.


MINISTRY TRAINING THAT IS WORD-BASED AND SPIRIT-EMPOWERED

Biblical ministry is founded on truth according to God’s Word, and it is outworked in the power and the enabling of the Holy Spirit. Both aspects will be central to our training programme.

IMTA is a ministry of JESUS FIRST, NEW ZEALAND in partnership with CELEBRATE MESSIAH NEW ZEALAND.
http://www.jesusfirst.org.nz
http://www.celebratemessiah.co.nz
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