Covenant Ministries International – Taking the Gospel Global

Pastor John Wagner leads Turning Point Community Church in Lubbock, Texas. He additionally serves as the leader of the Apostolic Team for the ministerial fellowship group Covenant Ministries International, whose more than 1,000 members offer classes, workshops, outreach, and counseling to a global community. Pastor John Wagner has appeared before audiences in South Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean region.

The mission of CMI is not to function as any sort of governing body, but simply to support the work of pastors and lay leaders and strengthen them in their ability to spread the gospel. The organization aims to increase diversity among religious leaders worldwide, united in the belief in the healing and transformative powers of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

Led by Pastor David T. Demola, the CMI Apostolic Team also includes ministerial leaders who represent Southwest Florida, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey, Central America, and many other parts of the world.

How Covenant Ministries International Supports Churches and Ministers

Pastor John Wagner leads the congregation of Turning Point Community Church of Lubbock, Texas. Relying on his 28 years in ministry as well as his ability to write and deliver moving sermons, Pastor John Wagner also serves as the apostolic team leader of Covenant Ministries International.

Covenant Ministries International, or CMI, is a global organization of pastors, ministries, and church congregations that exists to support churches and their leaders as they preach the Gospel. CMI carries out this mission in a number of ways. CMI members assist and support one another directly and in person. At the organizational level, CMI brings people together in large gatherings as well as smaller, quieter meetings. Pastors and other church leaders also receive instructional materials from the organization. Additionally, CMI holds several conferences and seminars featuring guest speakers, as well as workshops where leaders can learn new ministerial skills.

The CMI website offers several tools that leaders can access from any device connected to the Internet. The organization also hosts webinars, and organization members and their churches are featured on the website so that others can learn more about them and help them meet their pastoral challenges.

What are Apostolic Teams?

by Pastor John Wagner

As the name implies, apostolic teams refer to a collection of persons who perform as apostles. The word “apostle” simply means “sent one.” Inspired by the account of the Apostles in the New Testament, these groups often travel to regions that have not received the gospel or have been limited in their opportunities to receive teaching and preaching that can cause them to grow. With their duty established by the Bible, apostolic teams focus on Kingdom advancement.

The team concept is importance to these individuals because they recognize the power of numbers when finding and converting new disciples by explaining to them God’s word. Joining people of similar beliefs whom they respect also provides them with inner strength and confidence that better allows them to achieve their goals. Additionally, they view themselves as “servant-leaders” who operate under God. Some of the values shared by apostolic teams are maturity, giftedness, growth, guidance, and stewardship.

About the Author:

For more than a quarter century, Pastor John Wagner has served as a pastor and minister, and he currently acts as Lead Pastor with Turning Point Community Church in Lubbock, Texas. An Ordained Minister with Covenant Ministries International, he remains involved with the group and its 600 pastors across nearly 100 nations by serving as an Apostolic Team Leader.