(Joseph Mattera) The so-called millennium generation has seemed to develop certain presuppositions that are presently a huge challenge that can hinder the continuation of the present apostolic reformation in North America and beyond. The new apostolic reformation was a phrase coined by Dr. Peter Wagner in the early 2000s to describe the new wave of visionary leaders in the global church with apostolic gifts, who lead (nondenominational) networks of churches.
As a part of this movement in the USA since the late 1980s, I founded an apostolic church (Resurrection church of New York in Sunset Park, Brooklyn), a regional apostolic network of apostolic leaders in the church and marketplace (Christ Covenant Coalition), and am presently the national convener of the United States Coalition of Apostolic Leaders. Related to all of this, I have worked with many apostolic leaders globally.
That being said, I have also observed some of the ways many apostolic leaders function that are a challenge to the present mindset of millennial leaders in the body of Christ. Whether one agrees with these young people or not, it is a challenge apostolic leaders must overcome if they are going to successfully perpetuate apostolic vision into the next generation. READ MORE