As a leader you are responsible for the spiritual culture of the church you lead. Don't be a chameleon and try to fit in, be a change agent.
Apostle talked about how to go about doing this. If you want to give people release in healing, the prophetic, deliverance, miracles, faith, wisdom, discernment of the Spiritual, words of knowledge or any of the gifts that are called on as ministry in the Word of God there is a way to bring that into your church, make it part of your culture, get your people to buy into it, get them activated in it and turn your church into the kind of Holy Spirit led church that will revolutionize your region.
Let's suppose you want to get a release of the Prophetic in your church. Here's the pattern. You control it.
- Begin to teach on the prophetic.
- Read books on the Prophetic.
- Learn all you can on the Prophetic.
- Give books and publications to people on the Prophetic.
- Bring in outside people as speakers to preach on the Prophetic and Model it.
- Begin to develop some people in the Prophetic. Use activation to get them there. Practice.
- Teach that all people should prophesy, not just called prophets.
- Impart to those people who want it to operate in the gift.
- Give time for those people in your church to prophesy to others.
- You prophesy less and less. They need to increase.
- Make prophetic activity a normative part of what happens before, during and after church.
Your house will become prophetic.
Same with healing.
- Teach on it.
- Preach on it.
- Use Biblical Evidence. Have books. Christ the Healer is a great one.
- Bring in outside people who are developed in the gift to model it.
- Begin to release people to act in the gift of healing.
- Make healing a ministry that is normative for your church.
- Impart Healing Anointing to build faith.
- Activate your people to become walking healing vessels. Lay hands on anyone who is not well.
- Be bold. Be strong. You will have a healing center very soon.
ALL of the gifts of the spirit and ministry activities can be developed using this pattern. Just imagine someone walking into your church was exposed to faith for miracles, healing, the prophetic, Supernatural Wisdom, Knowledge that only God could know about them (the movie Holy Ghost is good in this area), Discernment of situations and spiritual strongholds, People being delivered of demons. SOON you will need a bigger parking lot.
This is what Jesus had in mind; and that is the most prophetic thing I will say all day.