ANTIOCH INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES
VISION AND PURPOSE

In response to the expressed needs of Christian leaders for spiritual fathering, fellowship, accountability, and for a connection that assures continuity of ministry, Antioch International Ministries was birthed. Vision and burden for the ministry initiated in the father-heart of Pastor Jim Erb. Leadership of the ministry is committed to "washing the feet" of those committed to the network of ministries. 

Antioch International Ministries is a network of churches and ministries committed to the fulfillment of Christ's great commission of Matthew 28:18-20, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you to, and lo I am with you always, even to the end of this age." (NAS)

Following the multi-cultural nature of the church at Antioch, our doors will be open to receive individuals from all strata of life and from any cultural background. Hopefully, through love, acceptance and forgiveness, those coming to us will be brought to wholeness in Christ.

Saints are to be equipped for the work of the ministry by various ministries including the five-fold ministries of Ephesians 4:11...apostles, prophets evangelists, pastors, and teachers. These are available to believers from within their local churches or ministries as well as from the larger network. Once equipped, saints are to be thrust out into the world in mission.

Two major characteristics stand out:

STRONG RELATIONSHIPS THAT UNITE

Antioch International Ministries incorporates a fellowship of leadership and interaction of churches and ministries. Relationships are fostered through a system of apostolic oversight and regional presbyteries. Mature five-fold ministries, properly joined to local churches and accountable to local pastors are available to minister to local churches and ministries and to help tie them together. All pastors and ministry leaders participate on a Leaders' Council for input and accomplishment. Leaders who have identified with Antioch International Ministries come from different theological orientations. Commitment is to a common vision and interaction in fellowship ties them together.

MISSION THRUST

As the Antioch church successfully fulfilled the great commission of Matthew 28:18-20, so we shall reach out to win and disciple souls through church planting and other types of ministries at home and abroad. No church is complete in and of itself. Sending and receiving various persons from church to church within our nation and abroad teaches us to walk together in tangible meaningful ways with each joint supplying strength.