NCMI is not a grouping of churches, a denomination, a movement or an organization. It is simply a name given to a team with recognized Ephesians 4:11 gifts (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) who partner in their commitment to the same vision of working, on a grass-roots level, with local churches to accomplish God’s mandate of making disciples of all nations.
Church leaders partner with NCMI voluntarily and through friendship. There are no documents to sign, there is no headquarters, and there is nothing that makes our partnerships formal and legally binding. We see the Church as a grouping of people that God has called out to bring and demonstrate his message of life, grace, reconciliation, and redemption in the world (the “Priesthood of All Believers”), to make disciples of all nations.
We have an “apostolic heart” because we believe in planting churches in every city, region, and nation of the world; and we actively work in our partnerships in bringing this to a reality. We are currently working in more than 100 different countries, and there are local churches in these nations that voluntarily partner with NCMI as a trans-local team.
OUR HEART AND VALUES
The desire of NCMI is to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. We long for the world to see and hear about Jesus and His finished work, and to see the Kingdom of God advancing and extending in every possible way.
Our heart is also to help in strengthening local churches. Our hope is based on the endeavor to encourage, equip and build up the local church. (Ephesians 4:12.) We do this from two basic foundations:
1. The Church is about Jesus and His Kingdom.
Everything we do accomplishes bringing glory to Jesus. The church is the only thing Jesus is building and we believe the church is God’s ‘A’ plan! (Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 3:10.) Planting New Testament churches is the primary vehicle God has chosen to evangelize the world.
2. The Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God.
It is the only acceptable standard for life, ministry, and conduct in the Church. (2 Timothy 3:16.) This standard is applied, as best we know how, to all that we do in partnership with churches worldwide. It has practical implications for the way in which NCMI team members and partnering pastors are accountable to one another and to their own churches. We are committed to allowing this standard to direct our lives, both individually and corporately, in order to see God’s truth established in our lives and in the earth.
THE NCMI TEAM
We recognize and honor the fact that Jesus is the only head of His church. (Colossians 1:18.) We do, however, believe that God places people in leadership roles and positions (1 Timothy 3; Ephesians 4:11; Hebrews 13:7). In 2004, Dudley handed over the leadership of the NCMI team to Tyrone Daniel, who along with his wife Nicole, currently lead the trans-local team today. Tyrone, Nicole and their three sons (Joel, Josh, and Jude) are currently based out of Redemption City Church in Denver, Colorado.
The men and women on the NCMI team are recognized to be anointed by God to function in the ministries outlined in Ephesians 4:1-16 (the “five-fold ministry” gifts) and are able to be sent in a way that enables them to give the benefit of that anointing to more than just their local church. All NCMI team members are based in local churches and most of them are pastors who lead a local church, which is able to release and support them for periodic ministry around the world. Some have been fully released from a pastoral role to give all their time to trans-local ministry, with their local church as their base. Some team members are supported by gifts and ministry funds set up by their local church, or by base churches with which they have a relationship. These ministry funds are supplied through voluntary contributions from relating churches. These funds also facilitate ministry by team members into areas and churches that are unable to fund a request for ministry.
Current NCMI team members based in the UK are listed here.