When Jesus taught us to pray “Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” His expectation was more than prayer meetings. He envisioned catalytic movements, known as churches, designed to bring the culture of heaven to the broken systems of this world. Just before His ascension, Jesus commissioned His followers to “disciple nations.” This was a clear reference to not only bring the Gospel to the individual, but to also transform cultures with the Gospel of the Kingdom. The present growing emphasis on the Kingdom of God is a sign that the Church is being awakened by God to its role as His cultural change agent. This is the guiding philosophy of ACT.
If you want to become a powerful leader, ask yourself these questions:
•Leadership is about people, so how well do I communicate?
•How do I encourage people to take control and responsibility?
•What prevents me from making the changes I know will make me a more effective leader?
•How is the way I think and process information affecting my church culture and those around me?
•Do I see more potential in people than they do in themselves?
More than a ministry school, ACT is an equipping center designed to empower believers to become the leaven of the Kingdom referenced by Jesus in Matthew 13. Just as the single cell organism of yeast quickly multiplies into a yeast culture, raising its host, so the individual believer is charged with the development of the culture of God’s Kingdom. This Kingdom culture is intended to infect and transform society as a whole. This is the mission of ACT.