Visioning for an Apostolic Movement Locally & Globally:
Understand how to read the changing culture in your community and across the globe and learn how to develop a vision that is compelling to create a movement of churches that are equipped and ready to go where the Spirit is leading.
There is a session called Social Justice and New Churches, in which:
you are encouraged to follow the lead “of celebrities from Bono to Oprah to Bill & Melinda Gates, and of Christian organizations like Sojourners and the Willow Creek Association…” as you “wrestle with social issues… and “peace.”
Here is their description of some of the Sessions, with an ending by Rick Warren, where he will answer the question, “now what?”:
Session #2 with Andy Stanley: Apostolic Vision - The Apostle Paul is passing along the vision of a reproducing church to a young church planter named Timothy. The DNA of reproducing churches contains an apostolic vision of going and sending. As leaders of reproducing churches we must clearly communicate the vision of what it means to be a reproducing church.
Session #4b with Dave Ferguson: Genuine Community - The pattern that Paul left for Timothy to follow was the creation of eternal communities called the church. The result of an apostolic vision and radical disciple-making is always a community of people who will get each other through anything and offer hope to those outside the community in this life and the next.
The purpose of the conference is to teach church planters about:
the DNA for reproducing churches: Apostolic Vision, Radical Disciple Making, Genuine Community, Missional Impulse and the Gospel.
DNA is an integral part of the New Age Movement, in relation to the belief that the next step in evolution is when man remembers he is "God". From a New Age site called Crystal Links, http://www.crystalinks.com/11.11.html, we read (also note the dates):
Human DNA, our genetic memory, is encoded to be triggered by digital codes at specific times and frequencies. Those codes awaken the mind to the change and evolution of consciousness. 11:11 is one of those codes, meaning activation of DNA.
The year 2011 will have great significance and consciousness will evolve in full swing. January 1, 2011 we find - 1/1/11 which could be seen as 1111. November 11 - 11/11/11. This promises to accelerate consciousness toward 2012.
From Herescope Friday Oct. 27, 2006, is an article called Purpose-Driven Cows & DNA, link http://herescope.blogspot.com/search?q=dna, that gives quotes using the term DNA by Rick Warren, Emergents, and the New Apostolic Reformation. Here are some excerpts:
DNA & Rick Warren:
"7. They form small groups on purpose: Purpose Driven DNA is implanted in every cell (group) of the congregation. Each small group helps the members fulfill each of the five purposes in their lives. The goal is to help every believer live a purpose driven life.
"The Characteristics of a Purpose Driven Congregation," by Rick Warren.
"At that time,” (first Purpose Driven Church conference in 1998), “the church had about 400 members. 'The concepts of Purpose Driven ministry became embedded into the DNA of our church,' he said. 'We began to develop ministries on purpose and developed leaders on purpose. We continued to send teams of leaders to Willow Creek Church, Saddleback, North Coast Church, and others in the coming years, learning from growing churches.'"
["Purpose Driven principles help California church effectively build a growing church." Family Community Church, 2006 Church Health Awards]
"This follows the model of Jesus and his disciples, or Paul and the men he mentored during the days recorded in Acts. Those men went deep into relationship with one another, and God used those relationships to make a radical change in their identities and their spiritual DNA."
["Help Your Church's Men Grow in God's Purposes," Rick Warren, Rick Warren's Ministry ToolBox, Issue #232, Nov. 9, 2005]
DNA & the Emergent/Emerging Church:
"As the church lumbers through history, the Spirit of God will continually speak prophetically regarding things that must remain the same and things that must change. So the church will always be emerging; it’s in our DNA."
["What is Emerging," Chuck Smith Jr., Apr-28-2005. Blog post. This article originally appeared in the March/April 2005 issue of Worship Leader magazine.]
New Apostolic Reformation/Latter Rain:
"Jesus came to birth a 'New Breed' on the earth and restore the Kingdom of God to them. This new breed is a remnant of people recklessly abandoned and in love with their God, who through intimacy destroy the works of the devil, and bring the realm of heaven to earth daily. This new breed would carry the very DNA of God within them and continue the mandate originally given to Adam to fill the earth with the Glory of God"…Jesus would be the prototype of a new breed. Jesus birthed a new 'man' on the earth who would carry the DNA of God within them and continue the mandate originally given to Adam and fill the earth with the Glory of God.…
"…God is trying to get us to a place of really understanding who we are. The church is having an identity crisis. When the people of God begin to realize that the purpose of Jesus on the earth was to birth a new breed of people who would carry the DNA of God within them and bring heaven to earth daily, we will begin to live with purpose.
When the people of God begin to realize their identity as the very offspring of God and that as He is right now, so are we in this world, the church will begin to shake the nations with the power of God."
["The New Breed - Part 2," Ryan Wyatt, Abiding Glory Ministries, Open Heaven]
"In an apostolic network the person in charge of maintaining the DNA of the network is the lead apostle, who consults with those he or she chooses, and no one else."
["Goodbye, Theologians," C. Peter Wagner, September 06, 2006, "Guest Commentary," Ministry Today]
"Scientists tell us that every cell in our body carries in it two DNA codes; one code to bring the cell to maturity and reproduction, and another code to bring the cell into harmony and integration with the entire organism. It's part of God's natural design.
"So it is in the spiritual realm. God has placed within every member of the body of Christ an individual destiny of maturity and reproduction and a corporate destiny to integrate with the whole body. This organism, the body of Christ, is called to conform to the head, King Jesus Christ, and then to transform the world into the image of His Kingdom."
["THE FUTURE CHURCH Lions in the Pews" by David Bradshaw, My Idea Factory]
"The Living Word or Bread of life once again desires to be made flesh through a body of people joined with Him in a holy consummation. As we live not by natural bread alone, but by the living Word proceeding from the mouth of God, the bread of abundant life, even so the hidden truth of godliness will become part of our spiritual DNA."
["Shepherd's Rod, Part 1: Blood and Fire," Paul Keith Davis and Bob Jones : Oct 11, 2004]
This conference follows on the heels of The Moses Code, which reveals you are “I AM”, and includes prayer vigils when they will pray for peace in the Middle East. The timing is also perfect for the release the The Shift movie in Spring 2008, which according to the trailer and website, “ involves our very understanding of who we are as human beings, and our responsibility to the world and to life itself. “THE SHIFT movie raises awareness to the story of our roles in an evolutionary shift in our collective consciousness." [Emphasis added throughout]