12 Dec 2010

Marketplace Apostle

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Springfield, Ohio

We ordained Miguel Ten into our church and ministry today as a marketplace apostle and pastor. We are releasing him to the church at large and to the “business mountain” – one of the seven Eric leading the servicemountains of influence that God identified separately to the late Bill Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ), Loren Cunningham (Youth with a Mission) and the late Francis Schaeffer (American theologian) in 1975.

This year, his company, which he founded in 2002, was recognized by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce as the Minority Owned Business of the Year and for outstanding attainment by both the House of Representatives and Senate of the State of Ohio. He is a specialist in human resources and a humble man indeed, giving all the glory to Jesus Christ, His Lord and Saviour.

A true apostle, he is a wise master builder laying spiritual foundations and establishing people and good things in the business realm and in the church (1Cor.3:10). He is a “spiritual father” in the faith both in business and in the church (1Cor. ordination4:14-15). He is a biblical counselor, and perfects and encourages the saints. He has all the other biblical qualities that mark him out as an apostle and pastor.

Over the past year, Miguel Ten has counseled three church pastors, six business-owners, and four young men whom he is helping to develop their own businesses, in addition to everything else he does in the church and as President and CEO of his company. God has called him, shaped him, and now commissioned him.

The ordination service took place in Springfield in the beautiful sanctuary of New Hope Foursquare Church by kind permission of Pastor Kevin Moehn. Apostle Miguel will continue at RiverSong Church, Springfield under Pastor Jim Britton for as long as God keeps him there. Pastor Jim fully approved of hiCertificate of Ordinations ordination and indeed assisted in the worship part of the service. Pastor Jim, Pastor Kevin, and others, including several of Miguel’s colleagues and employees, and members of his family, prayed for Miguel during a moving time of open prayer.

We believe God is pleased that we have taken this step and commissioned Miguel to take the business mountain in line with the strategy He revealed in 1975.

The apostle Paul is the supreme example of a marketplace apostle. He was equally at home in a church as in the marketplaces of key towns and cities; and spent little time in a church in his 30-plus years of ministry. His longest stay in any one church was 2 years in Ephesus.

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