NAR Leaders Publish Statement of Belief as Apostles Gain Influence in Religio-Political Right
The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) was temporarily in the spotlight following the endorsement and participation of leading apostles and prophets in Rick Perry’s Houston prayer event in August. Interest in the NAR dwindled as Perry’s campaign failed, but the movement is still making significant inroads with apostles and prophets touted as emerging leaders in a Religious Right increasingly dominated by the Pentecostal/Charismatic sector. It is inside the larger evangelical and Charismatic world that NAR leadership has been working aggressively to defend their movement, not to a general public mostly unaware of its existence. Attempts to prove that the NAR adheres to “classic Christian creeds,” has included publishing a statement of belief.
Leadership Transitions - ICA and Global Spheres
As he approached his 80th birthday, C. Peter Wagner began turning his national and international leadership positions over to other NAR apostles and prophets. He has turned the International Coalition of Apostles (ICA) and his role as Convening Apostle of that network over to John Kelly, based in Ft. Worth, Texas. The membership list is no longer publicly available, but the ICA Council is listed and includes Wagner.
Wagner’s Global Harvest Ministries will be inherited by Chuck Pierce, who established a new entity for networking of NAR apostles called Global Spheres. Some members are listed on the Global Spheres website, including Wagner as Ambassadorial Apostle.