Our philosophy of partnership is centered around how Jesus built his team. Jesus built his team on the foundation of relationship. He called them “so that they might be with him” (Mark 3:14). A well-formed relational team was the means by which He chose to do ministry. While time consuming and inconvenient at times, we are theologically convinced of the importance of strong teams. We want to build movements that are truly on mission, but on mission together.
Accelerate is a a global network of relational teams that create, sustain and extend movements of the Gospel around the world. These teams consist of leaders from various organizations, agencies and churches. There are no contracts to sign. They are held together through a common vision and a warm relational bond of mutual trust. Accelerate is a family. We believe that it is a biblical imperative to maintain this relational identity as an apostolic movement.
We are partners and co-workers. But before this, we are friends. When we meet together, we leave our organizational identities at the door. We meet as peers who seek to ignite movements of the gospel around the world. We stay relational and our relationships are personal not organizational. We believe that true movements of the gospel are birthed when we work together in a way that only Christ receives the glory for the outcome.
This does not mean that we deny the organizations that support us. Many of our leaders decide to embark on shared projects. Accelerate often becomes the platform for several leaders to involve their organizations in shared projects. We encourage such working together that flows from a relational bond of trust created in the teams.
We believe that every organization represented in Accelerate will be enriched and experience Kingdom growth because of their participation. Our desire is to honor, respect and seek the well-being of the every organization represented, as well as the entire whole Body of Christ.