A healthy biological ecosystem is a living environment in which a vibrant community of diverse organisms work together and are interdependant, with each species having a niche and role to keep the ecosystem healthy and functional, reproducing and growing.
If an apostolic leader desires the church he/she leads to become such a vibrant healthy and reproducing ecosystem, then the leader must with intentionality mobilize the collective gifts, talents, strengths, and anointings in the local ekklesia (ecosystem) he/she leads to function in their proper roles, through passionate vision casting, equipping and empowering.
The effective result will be a healthy “apostolic ecosystem” from which powerful synergistic movement and momentum can be initiated, creating tremendous leverage to accomplish great things for the Kingdom of God.It is imperative that the “biological ecosystem” gets enough light, water and nutrients for each organism to function and perform correctly and optimally, and contribute to the overall health of the system.
And it is imperative that a New Covenant atmosphere and “operating system” of transformative grace vs religious legalism prevails as the life-giving oxygen of this ecosystem that will make disciples of Jesus, and sons and daughters of Abba Father, rather than servants and slaves to a toxic destructive religious plantation ecosystem.
An apostolic leader must accurately evaluate this, or risk an eventual breakdown in the ecosystem creating great dysfunction and threatening life if an invasive species is allowed to invade with religious toxicity to destroy the ecosystem.When an “apostolic ecosystem” is healthy, there is great potential to see the Kingdom of God powerfully advance through it.
The early church in the Book of Acts in the midst of all the challenges and persecution had such a pretty healthy ecosystem that the church not only thrived but exponentially grew with tremendous momentum.We definitely need to revisit and recover the apostolic core values of the early church if we are going to see similiar results.