RiversEdge  International Fellowship

 

RiversEdge International Fellowship is an apostolic fellowship of leaders in ministry and the marketplace who are dedicated to affirming the gifts God has given its members. We affirm our members, validate the gifts and callings before men, and practice accountability without manipulation. REIF provides a relational apostolic family for those called to and serving in the capacity of one of the five-fold ministries, as outlined in Ephesians 4.11, whether in the local church or marketplace ministry. 

How it started: 

In 2008, God began to stir Dr Mitchell to begin a ministers’ apostolic fellowship for the five-fold and marketplace ministers. In the later part of 2008, God gave Dr Mitchell a dream. In the dream, a close friend, Jack Webb, was telling Dr Mitchell something, but he would not listen. Later when awake, Dr Mitchell called his friend and asked if there was something he wanted to tell Dr Mitchell. He replied yes. He said, “For a long time I have been trying to tell you to start an international apostolic fellowship of ministers, but you have not listened.” Dr Mitchell replied, “I am listening now.” In 2009, RiversEdge International Fellowship was formed.

What REIF provides:

  •      Affirmation
  •      Validation
  •      Accountability

 

Affirmation:

The leaders, the pillars of the Church, gave right hands of fellowship to other ministers. Fellowship, pure fellowship, is needed by those in ministry. Paul encouraged us in his letter to the Galatians 2:9.

 Validation:

 

Recognition and confirmation of the gifts and callings. To validate means to confirm, have legal strength to properly execute in strength by supportable laws. People going to the pillars of the church for validation in Galatians 2:9

Accountability:

Accountability is the state of being liable to answer for one's conduct; liable to give account for one's actions. Safe, non-judgmental leadership who provide encouragement, coaching, counseling, and accountability without manipulation or controlling. 

 

 

 

RiversEdge International Fellowship

 

 

Criteria I:

What can REIF do for you?

  •   Alignment with an Apostolic equipping base  
  •   Home Missions & International Missions
  •   Church planting, licensing, and ordination
  •   Local church resources
  •   Marketplace & Ministries Leadership Development 
  •   Continuing education
  •   Degreed programs (future)
  •   Communication, friendship, relationship

 

REIF leadership have hundreds of years of combined experience in tried and proven leadership, building the kingdom of God, and in kingdom governmental foundation.

Criteria II:

What you can do to be a part:

  •   Form relationships: invest the time, effort, and finances
    •   Make the time and follow up with other ministers. Have coffee, have lunch, make the trips
  •   Financial giving to REIF
    •   Financial giving to REIF goes to support the collective outreaches of REIF, growing churches, encouraging        ministers, and regional conferences.
    •   Recommended giving:
      •   Intenerate ministries: $50/month
      •   Local churches: $100/month