This is just disgusting. Read the Book of Acts! They studied the word! That is the purpose of church! The corporate mission is holiness, not some dominionist agenda. Jesus is coming back for a spotless bride, not an "involved" bride. Those averse to responding to false prophets will most certainly not accept this blatant power grab based on self-proclaimed prophets and wannabe apostles like John Burton. The church is not the military! Stop using carnal visions and pretending they are from God! Given the explosion of the apostate church this may become their vision but it is not the vision of God.
The shift: In the coming church, pastors will mostly be relieved of primary church leadership responsibilities and will be released to spend most of their time one-on-one with people and in small groups.
The difficulty: Pastors who are senior leaders will be asked to relinquish their positions, their salaries and their influence in favor of an apostle God is calling them to serve under." -- John Burton
Hahaha, c'mon John. Do you honestly think people are so stupid as to not see through what you are doing here? Based on what? Your word? No thanks.
The shift: Many programs of the church will be eliminated, possibly including children's ministry, youth ministry, drama, etc. and will be replaced by prayer meetings, training and outreach.
The difficulty: People will have to change their expectations and make themselves ready to serve by growing intentionally on their own in a significant way each day. They probably won't have close, direct access with the leader and will have to trade personal desire for close friendship for a readiness to respond to the sound of the alarm." -- John Burton