For over forty years, Dr Naomi Dowdy has been a pastor of a growing church, a denominational executive, a church consultant, and an organizational leader. She has faced and overcome many leadership issues common to these settings. As an apostolic pioneer, she is also familiar with the issues involved in apostolic ministry.
Mentoring in the Apostolic-Prophetic Ministry
For this reason, she founded the Institute of Apostolic and Prophetic Leadership, which brings foundational and practical teaching about the apostolic and prophetic ministries to the nations. Together with those well-versed in the prophetic ministry, she equips emerging apostles and prophets with the foundational and practical principles of apostolic-prophetic ministry.
Learn more about this in Dr Dowdy’s book, Commissioning
Apostolic Covering and Mentoring for Churches and Ministers
She avails herself to walk with these leaders through their ministry journey, providing personal mentoring both in life and ministry so that they will fulfill their calling and destiny.
Church Consultation, Restructuring & Re-alignment
To achieve this, churches cannot function on a programmatic mode, relying on programs or the latest fad in Christendom. It must have a biblical, repeatable model for evangelism, nurture and discipleship, for leadership development, and for transforming the harvest field into a harvest force.
This is what Dr Dowdy implemented at Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore. Over the years, the church grew from 42 members to over 4000 in attendance. The church has a wide leadership base, with many lay leaders serving in ministry. Over 90% of the pastors are home-grown, and its ministries have a global impact. She mentored and raised her successor, Rev Dominic Yeo, and continues to provide apostolic oversight over the church in her capacity as Resident Apostle.
The model, known worldwide as the GLN Cell Church Model, is a complete model with fully developed training modules, and tools for evangelism, nurture and discipleship. The model enables churches who adopt it to implement the practical principles of transforming the harvest field into the harvest force, and reap its benefits, resulting in churches being transformed and leaders being raised up to function in the Kingdom of God.
Every year, Dr Dowdy shares these apostolic strategies with pastors and leaders at the annual Apostolic-Prophetic Cords for Transformation: Cell Church Conference in Singapore. Pastors and leaders from around the world come to be trained, and to see Trinity Christian Centre in action. They invariably catch a greater Kingdom vision for their church, and leave equipped with a working model and practical tools for transformation. Dr Dowdy and her team of church consultants also provide church consultation and follow-up training, stepping churches through the implementation process and enabling them to succeed.
Read more about this in Dr Dowdy’s book, Strength to Stand.