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ENDORSEMENTS

DR. MATTHEW STEVENSON, III

Founder/Senior Leader of All Nations Worship Assembly, Chicago

 

Apostle Ryan LeStrange is a prolific Prophetic and Apostolic voice that has changed countless lives worldwide. Apostle LeStrange has the privilege of having a voice that is known, both in heaven and in hell. He is a man that not only preaches about power, breakthrough, deliverance and miracles, but he is a man that sees it manifest in his ministry every time he opens his mouth. Apostle LeStrange has already opened so many doors throughout his ministry career and has many more to open.

Apostle/Senior Leader ANWA Baltimore,

President Preparing His Bride Ministries

YOLANDA STITH

Ryan LeStrange is an Apostlolic forerunner that God has commissioned to impact nations by releasing the glory of God. He’s rare, yet marked with multi generational influence. This Apostle is truly turning the world upside down. Ive been personally impacted by His ministry and I honor him for how He represents the God that we serve. You will note with Ryan, that he’s consistent, loving and consistently models how to manifest the Kingdom in every aspect of life!

Founder of Elijah List

STEVE SHULTZ

Men and women, such as Ryan and Joy LeStrange, have been trained by the Lord and fully released for THIS HOUR, and the Church most needs their leadership, wisdom and discernment. 

NORVEL HAYES

Norvel Hayes Ministries

I have known Ryan LeStrange for over twenty years, since he first came to attend New Life Bible College.  At that time he distinguished himself by his diligence in seeking the things of God.  We were able to observe his giftings continue to develop when after graduation he became the Administrator of our Bible College and continued to work for us in various capacities before God moved him on to plant his own ministry and follow the vision that God gave him. We have been blessed to see how God has used him to bring His Word and power around the world. He has a strong foundation in the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit to back it up.  He is also a man of great character and integrity who will not compromise his values for success or because of the opinion of men.

SEAN SMITH

Author of "Prophetic Evangelism" & "I Am Your Sign"

We are entering into a reformation period in the church that, I believe will gloriously surpass that of 500 years ago with Martin Luther. There is a Divine shift coming to our current expression of Christianity and I'm convinced that Ryan LeStrange has been raised up as a strategic voice to prophetically speak into this radical recalibration and equip the Body of Christ to stand as a supernatural catalyst in these crucial times.

T.L. Lowery Global Foundation

T.L. LOWERY(deceased)

Dr. Ryan LeStrange is an anointed Apostle and Prophet whom God has raised up and equipped to teach that the first two ministries given in the five fold list are foundational to the Church becoming all that God wants her to be. I have been personally blessed to see the Holy Spirit impart His anointing and giftings to hundreds of ministers, both young and old.  A host of these divinely anointed ministers are functioning in full faith and fruit in this harvest, reaping souls for the Kingdom and Dr. LeStrange is one of them.

P.O. Box 16206 Bristol, VA 24209

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WHAT IS IIAF?

​There is a clarion call for apostolic leadership to build, pioneer, and father ministries. There is a need to return to foundational leadership truths. God is raising up and increasing awareness of apostolic ministry. Too many leaders have felt abandoned and alone due to attacks by religious spirits and structures. By joining an apostolic fellowship, ministers and ministries are relationally aligned, edified, and equipped to advance the Kingdom of God.

We desire to establish an apostolic alignment for existing ministers and ministries to enable the body of Christ to be fully edified and equipped to advance the Kingdom. Ephesians 2:19-20 “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;”

ALIGNMENT INFORMATION

THE FELLOWSHIP

Assimilation - Ministers or ministries that have been independent ministries and have no alignment with an apostolic ministry or network.

Ministers or ministries that have pre-existing alignments with apostolic ministry or networks but feel led to align with IIAF.

 

THE FUNCTION

  • Activation

  • Provide spiritual alignment to ministers and ministries.

  • Provide a safe place of fellowship for ministry leaders.

  • Provide ministry resources that will strengthen leaders in their ministry to the body.

  • Assist with ministry governance and guidance.

  • Activate and Assist with strategies for advancing the Kingdom in a region.

  • Activate and Impart spiritual gifts individually and corporately.

  • Assist in planting, adopting, and strengthening of revival hubs, ministries, churches and individual ministers.

 

THE FAMILY

Relational Governance - This is not about an organization; this is about mobilization. We must unite and advance as a family of believers that is mutually submitted to God and one another. IIAF adheres to a five-fold model of governance with the apostolic and prophetic ministries as the foundations.
 

Romans 12:5-6 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
 

Ephesians 2:19-20 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;

Ephesians 4:11-12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

The word for equipping is derived from the root word katartidzo meaning to join together or align.

kat-ar-tid'-zo;  from G2596 and a derivative of G739; to complete thoroughly, i.e. repair (literally or figuratively) or adjust: —fit, frame, mend, (make) perfectly join together, prepare, restore.

When the body is properly aligned, the joints can effectively supply one another mobilizing the body of Christ and advancing the Kingdom.

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (ESV)

 

2 LEVELS OF ALIGNMENT

We offer two unique levels of involvement and alignment with Impact International Apostolic Fellowship/Ryan LeStrange Ministries. We value apostolic relationships and the powerful effect that they have in expanding and releasing Kingdom ministry.

  1. IIAF- Junior Member.  A minister who has aligned with IIAF to receive apostolic counsel, instruction and impartation. These members are loosely aligned and may be in fellowship with a variety of other networks but receive a measure of strength from IIAF. They will be invited to gatherings and receive teaching from the IIAF leaders. They are required to pay an annual membership fee of $99.00 and are encouraged to sow as they can and as God directs. 

  2. IIAF- Senior Member. A minister who is fully aligned with IIAF as the primary apostolic voice in their life & ministry. This individual is considered a son or daughter of the senior Apostle. They are eligible for commissioning/ ordination and their ministry is apostolically aligned with IIAF and the ministry of Apostle Ryan LeStrange. They will receive teaching, invitations to events, personal counsel/advice from Apostle LeStrange or key team members as needed. They are expected to support IIAF events and RLM events as they can. In addition to the $99.00 annual membership fee, churches/ministries aligned with IIAF are expected to sow a portion of their increase into the Fellowship as recognition of their apostolic relationship. Ministers are expected to sow monthly from their ministries into IIAF. 

 

FINANCES

Financial support communicates both honor and covenant. The Apostle Paul admonished the giving of the Philippian church (Phil. 4) as they supported his apostolic assignment. Ministerial relationships and honor should empower tithing and giving. As God joins people together in the mission, He also joins them together in giving and receiving. (Specific financial policies are outlined for each level of alignment).

 

ORDINATION/COMMISSIONING

One of the Apostolic Functions of IIAF is the licensing, ordination, commissioning and apostolic sending of ministers. Apostolic leaders recognize and affirm various gifts and offices by the leading of The Lord.

 

The following is the procedure for ordination/commissioning:

 

  • A request is made by the individual desiring ordination/commissioning.

  • The candidate may be interviewed by a member or director of IIAF.

  • Once all requirements are satisfactorily met, the candidate will receive a signed certificate of ordination.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

IIAF believes that the candidate for ordination/commissioning must fulfill the qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy chapter three in terms of maturity and character.

 

  • Must be actively pursuing the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Must demonstrate a call to the ministry consistent with the need for ordination as a minister.

  • Must have completed training in a Bible College, School of Ministry, Seminary or other proven institute. A waiver will be considered if the applicant has at least two years of experience in ministry. The applicant must be able to prove leadership experience and submit supporting documents to IIAF staff.

  • Must be active in a local church/ministry.

  • Ordination is holy and constitutes a validation of the individual’s ministry by a governing body.  Relationship with IIAF and its leaders is key.

  • Should the applicant not meet the criteria for ordination at the time of application, it is possible that a ministerial licensing may be awarded for a period of one year.  The applicant may resubmit application for ordination at the end of that year.

  • Ordination/Commissioning is a privilege subject to annual evaluation and may be revoked at any time should it be deemed appropriate.

       

*IIAF does assist in the restoration of ministers who were previously ordained and are in the process of restoration. This must be communicated to the offices of IIAF. A thorough discovery of what the problem was and the pathway of restoration will be made. A transparent attitude and contrite heart are vital to the process of restoration.

 

ETHICS, CHARACTER & COVENANT

One component of Apostolic alignment is oversight and biblical submission. Apostles bring correction when there is a breach of biblical character/ethics. Paul was very clear that one of the expectations of a leader is godly character:

 

1 Tim. 3:1-2 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach

 

An in-depth examination of this chapter finds the Apostle Paul bringing major emphasis on the character and conduct of those in the ministry. It is vital that we strive to maintain godly character and integrity. At times of crisis and mistakes, restoration is always the goal (Gal. 6) but the standard is the Word. IIAF is committed to establishing ministers/ministries of integrity and will take disciplinary action when necessary.

 

CODE OF ETHICS

IIAF shall practice and maintain the highest standards of biblical conduct and ethics in the ministry of Christian leadership.  Each member will be accountable for his/her God-given ministries.  The accountability is through voluntary acceptance and practice of the principles and procedures expressed in 1 Timothy chapter three.

 

DISCIPLINARY DECLARATION

Any formal complaints submitted against IIAF members must be of importance to bring to the Director of IIAF. Should a fellow member of the IIAF, or a member of the general public believe an IIAF member is in violation of good Christian behavior, then they should contact the IIAF administrative offices immediately. Complaints must be in writing and must be signed by the individual submitting the complaint. Additionally, the individual who is filing the complaint must provide the IIAF with their address and working phone number. Anonymous complaints are not accepted. (Mt. 18:35) The complaint must be submitted within 180 days /6 months of the member’s alleged violation or unethical behavior. (Mt. 18:35)

 

Areas Requiring Disciplinary Actions

  • Heresy

  • Conduct that violates biblical principles

  • Unwillingness to comply with IIAF code of ethics

  • Choosing not to support IIAF with financial support

  • Failure to maintain adequate records of ministry

  • Immoral or alternative sexual behavior that’s not biblically based

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

The member will be notified in writing regarding the complaint and will be required to respond in writing within 30 days of receipt.  The matter will be evaluated by an Ethics Committee and/or the IIAF Executive.

 

If it is determined that further investigation of the complaint is warranted, IIAF will appoint a multi-member committee to serve as the Ethics Committee to review the matter and make a determination regarding the necessary action.  The member will be notified in writing of the final decision/action that has been determined.

 

The member against whom the complaint has been registered is expected to provide full and honest cooperation with the Ethics Committee and/or IIAF Executive.  Failure to do so will result in immediate revocation of all privileges held with IIAF.

At any time during the investigative process, the member may elect to resign their membership and relinquish any credentials awarded by IIAF or positions held with IIAF.  This will result in the matter being mutually resolved.  The member is immediately required to cease any advertising or inference of affiliation or relationship with IIAF.

 

Should discipline necessitate revocation of a member’s ordination and/or membership, IIAF shall notify the member in writing.  Upon receipt of this notification, the member is required to immediately return all certificates or licenses awarded by IIAF.  Additionally, the member is required to immediately cease any advertising or inference of affiliation or relationship with IIAF.

 

Notice

Acceptance of membership with IIAF is a pledge to abide by these covenant principles.  IIAF Officers reserve the right to deny membership or ordination to any individual as well as the right to revoke membership at their discretion.

ALIGNMENT REQUEST FORM

 

HOW DO I APPLY TO IIAF?

To apply for apostolic alignment, please follow these steps:

 

STEP  1

Applicants must review all Alignment Information and be in agreement with the mission, vision and policies of IIAF.

 

 

 

 

STEP  2

Click the  Alignment Request  button and complete the request form. Within 1-3 business days, upon recieving your Application Request, the IIAF administrative office will contact you personally and give you a password to access our online Alignment Application.

 

 

 

 

STEP 3

Have your password ready, and the click the  Alignment Application button. Complete the form completey and then submit. (Incomplete applications will not process). You will also need to remit your anual membership fee via our secure Partner page giving portal. (This secure page also has a link for you to download the application that you can print and returned to IIAF offices along with the annual membership fee upon acceptance.) 

 

Following review of  your Alignment Application, an interview may take place between an IIAF team member and the minister or ministry seeking alignment. If alignment is agreed upon, a letter of acceptance will be forwarded to the minister or ministry that is being aligned.