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Implementation Interview

Jonathan Friz, founder 10 Days of Prayer.

Part time farmer, woodsman, marksman and entrepreneur hailing from Western Massachusetts. Full time man of provisional faith and trust in Jesus.

Jonathan features in the God’s Economy videos we made together back in 2014 and 2015. He has been active in learning how to trust God for his family of eight whilst sticking to biblical principles of Matt 6:33 “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you”. This is the very essence of a life in Christ, but also that life coming forth in the New Breed of Business.

We also will discuss some of the vision and prototypes at the DL moody campus in Northfield as a type of New England Kingdom regional hub and ARK, continuing a discussion we had last year with Chris Lucey re JAMA in TX.

DL Moody Auditorium Northfield MA

4-in-1 ARK Concept

  • Prayer at center (e.g., Moody Chapel, Mt. Zion HOP, intercession, Tabernacle of David 24/7 worship and prayer)
  • Missions (e.g., Student Volunteer Movement, US Center for World Missions, Inherit The Nations)
  • Education (e.g., Moody girls and boys school, Training and Equipping for the NE Church, CS Lewis University)
  • Church Unity (e.g., summer campground gatherings, NE united nights of worship, 10 Days events)
  • Local Community (e.g., farming, commerce, housing, Trinity church Northfield)

Friz Family

Jonathan and Cassiani Friz: with their children, Gabriel, Sabbath, Evangeline, Johanna, Melchizedek, and Phineas.

The Friz family moved to New England in 2005 to attend Gordon-Conwell Seminary, never expecting that God would call them to stay and give their lives in the New England region. Jonathan is driven by a desire to see Jesus receive the answer to His prayer in John 17, “Let them be one as we are one.” To this end, he partners with believers in New England and around the nation, strengthening movements of prayer, unity, and spiritual awakening.  He’s the Founder of the 10 Days movement, seeking to draw city-wide churches into seasons of encountering the living God and loving one another. What is 10 Days of Prayer?

The Friz Family moved to Western Massachusetts in 2012 to establish a house of prayer in a region historically known for great revivals and mission movements. Cassi is a certified Holistic Health Counselor and works to bring healing and wholeness through wise food and delicious counsel. They are blessed with six amazing children!

11/18/20 Podcast – available newbreed.co, iTunes, Spotify and Google

Discussion Subject

Interview with Silas Titus of Wall Street Prayer

As part of our implementation series – every other week we speak with someone who is implementing an aspect of the New Breed of Business within their network and community – this week we have the opportunity to hear from Silas Titus, author, entrepreneur and intercessor, who lives in NYC.

Silas was born into a missionary family in India, literally growing up on the mission field, living a life of faith with his parents. God sent him to business school instead of bible school and then on to Dubai, the middle east and Singapore. He later emigrated to the US, working on Wall Street.

Silas is the co-founder of Wall Street Prayer https://www.wallstreetprayer.com

Silas has also importantly been focused on implementing new biblically-based banking methodologies and technologies inkinvestments.com that we have often touched on in our roundtable discussions, including:

  • community banking
  • fintech / banking apps
  • micro lending
  • local currencies
  • Kingdom bank as an “ark” and type of clearing bank / central bank

Silas is an author. His book entitled: “Fading Capitalism, Socialism, and True Economy” written in 2016 has some important macro insights we have been discussing in the New Breed of Business in the context of Christianity, the United States, and global mission movements.
Silas Titus bio on Amazon is here

And it also looks like our friend Brandt Gillespie of PrayTV interviewed Silas earlier this year:

Interview with Lucienne Sawyer of Portland, OR

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Every two weeks, we interview implementers of God’s Economy across the US and globally. Many of whom lead national or global prayer networks. Those who are a “New Breed” of business people, who are pioneering a return to biblical principles of economy, especially Jesus’ economy of giving and receiving, with divine supply in the power of prayer. Those who see themselves as much in full time ministry and prayer as much as they do being in business. A hybrid of ministry and business, if you will. All for God’s glory.

This Wednesday, October 14th, we interview Lucienne Sawyer, founder of Rea’ International, along with her team. They are unique in that they are a listening prayer network, yet also focus on Kingdom resources and finance. They have studied the world’s trade patterns and trade routes. Lucienne has a particular teaching on Mammon she and the team use in marketplace work. She states: “Understanding the theatre around us helps us to grasp what needs to be prayed into. This is true of finance too.”

Email us at info@newbreed.co for the Zoom link. All welcome.

www.forerunnersofamerica.org

Discussion Subject:

Regional / Community Implementation
with David Warn, South Bend, Indiana

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Email info@newbreed.co for the Zoom link. All welcome.

Implementation Example

Part II: Mission City, San Antonio with Jonathan Serenil

Website: https://cityonamission.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/missioncitysanantonio

History of Apostolic Ministry Center Revelation:

  • 1999 Superbowl Sunday vision of Mission City
  • 2017 MA trip led to Jonathan Friz 2017 and Northfield ARK model
  • 2019 CO trip met Gayle Perry and Lighthouse Vision
  • 2019 FL Trip – Intercession City, FL model

Related Models

  • Cities of Righteousness (Gary Crawford)
  • Cities of Refuge (Jews making Aliyah and Church underground railroad)
  • Apostolic Hubs (Chuck Pierce)
  • Holy Spirit Hot-Spots
  • St. Patrick and Celtic “Monasteries”
  • Freedom Centers
  • Collaborative ARK (Northfield, JAMA)
The 4-in-1 Model

The “One”

  • Prayer (e.g., Moody Chapel, Mt. Zion HOP, intercession, Tabernacle of David 24/7 worship and prayer)

The “Four”

  • Missions (e.g., Student Volunteer Movement, US Center for World Missions, Inherit The Nations)
  • Education (e.g., Moody girls and boys school, Training and Equipping for the NE Church, CS Lewis University)
  • Church Unity (e.g., summer campground gatherings, NE united nights of worship, 10 Days events)
  • Local Community (e.g., Trinity church Northfield, farming, local commerce, housing)

HUB and Spoke cell structure

  • Tying all types of churches together through HUB and spoke system

November 11-14th
New Breed Gathering San Antonio

We are gathering in San Antonio this November 11 as a remnant united, repenting and standing in the gap for America’s four great sins that God judges every nation for in scripture : Forsaking God, Shedding of Innocent Blood, Sexual Immorality and Greed. We will also be moving into the new wineskin by teaching on the Lamb’s reformation, preparing the Bride for the coming wedding banquet, entering into into the Millennium, and establishing the Government of God on the earth.

Implementation Example

Mission City, San Antonio with Jonathan Serenil

Website: https://cityonamission.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/missioncitysanantonio

  • 1999 – Initial vision of building / ministry – Superbowl Sunday
  • 2012 – Beginning of “Revelation Lounge”
  • 2015 – God encounter: “Do you want to break a cycle?”
  • 2017 – Sent to Massachusetts, followed by Ozarks
  • 2020 – Establishing of “Mission City”

Mission City is an apostolic ministry center. We believe this is best explained in the four pillars of our ministry:

ENCOURAGE

We want to encourage believers/Christian’s and non-believers/non-Christians with hope. And the only hope we have is in Jesus Christ. We believe that our words AND deeds will bring hope to others as we walk out our faith in God. 

EQUIP

Many times when people are encouraged they begin to ask questions and desire to follow what brought them encouragement. When that opportunity arises we believe the next step is to teach/disciple and equip them through the Word of God.

EMPOWER

After being encouraged and equipped we have found that people begin to identify gifting and talents within themselves. It is then necessary for them to be filled and empowered by the Holy Spirit to carry out their calling.

EMPLOY

This is two-fold. Once they are encouraged, equipped and empowered we find that many times the Holy Spirit apostolically reveals purpose and destiny and sends people out to replicate a similar model for others in whatever place they were sent to. Secondly, through many of the gifting, talents, skills, trades etc. in the people themselves, Kingdom businesses and services opportunities are made available. Through these opportunities we are able to teach others a skill and/or a trade and simply give them the ability to get out of a negative life cycle. Also, we are able to use these businesses and services to minister the hope and love of Jesus Christ to our local community whether they believe in Him or not. Many times we are able to deliver these goods and services at a reduced cost or even for free. This model may sound familiar to some. For us, we see something similar to this throughout the book of Acts. The church and people are encouraged as God is adding to the church daily those that were being saved (Acts 2:40-41, 47). The new followers were being taught and discipled (Acts 2:42, 4:2:). They were empowered by the filling of the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:15-17, 9:17). And for some they were appointed to be sent out to do what they witnessed (Acts 8:14, 8:26, 10:19-20, 13:2-4).

Excerpt from our website regarding the importance of the Tabernacle of David/House of Prayer/Prayer Room…

While there is much to explain on the subject of operations, of even higher importance is to outline the cornerstone of the Apostolic Ministry Center: the prayer room.  There are many facets, and even understanding that has yet to be given regarding what an apostolic ministry center is. Because of this, there are many perspectives and even expectations for a vision of this magnitude. It is easy to be distracted by these and lose sight of our first love, which is ministry unto the Father. The greatest commandment is to love the Lord our God. We believe that before we can ever reach our city (or even our own homes for that matter) we must first reach out to God. This is why we know that in the center of this effort resides a home for the tabernacle of David, a continuously running house of prayer.  Having a dedicated enclosed space for prayer and worship unto the Father 24/7 in the midst of this place is key. This is not only desired but we can’t emphasize enough how much this is direly NEEDED. This is the fuel and the fire for all that will transpire from this place, especially missions.”

Mission City website

Examples of God’s Supernatural Provision of Resources and People:

  • Revelation Lounge supernatural $90k provision for 3-year lease and supernatural end of lease
  • Being obedient in heading to Concord and Lexington, Boston, Plymouth, Cape Cod MA having sold everything
  • Meeting Mike Bickle in the Ozarks, the HOP revelation, and 4 days later being invited to IHOP annual staff retreat as Mike’s guest
  • Supernatural provision of housing and vehicle for Jonathan’s family
  • New lease for Mission City and how God brought in $60k of T-Shirt orders in supernaturally to cover things

Examples of Apostolic Ministry Center Revelation in the Lord’s Sending Out:

  • Jonathan Friz 2017 and Northfield ARK model in MA- 2011 Vision Gayle Perry from 2019 meeting in CO
  • Intercession City FL diagram – 2019 meeting in FL

Discussion: Implementing an “Ark”

How to build an … ARK? An interview with Chris Lucey and Jonathan Friz…

They go by various names: The ARK Collaborative; Apostolic HUBs; Training; Equipping and Sending Centers; Holy Spirit Hot-spots; Cities of Refuge. Whatever we want to call them, they are part of the new wineskin of what God is doing on the earth as part of advancing the Kingdom and networking the Church. The city of Antioch served as a type of ARK back in the book of Acts:

While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.

Acts 13:2

We interview Chris Lucey, Chief Administrative Officer, JAMA Global (with Jonathan Friz also as guest) on how to build an ARK. Jonathan, Chris and I have been collaborating on the ARK concept for sometime now. Here was a proposed description from 2016 regarding the Northfield D.L. Moody Campus in Western MA…

4-in-1 ARK Concept

4+1 Sound of Music DVD set in dream

Functionally, what do we understand so far? We are speaking with respect to the proposed “uses” of the campus. There seems to be several common threads to all the ideas (whether the Pioneer Team, NE Alliance, the ARK, as well as the legacy of what historically has happened on the D.L. Moody Campus). They are:

  • Prayer (e.g., Moody Chapel, Mt. Zion HOP, intercession, Tabernacle of David 24/7 worship and prayer)
  • Missions (e.g., Student Volunteer Movement, US Center for World Missions, Inherit The Nations)
  • Education (e.g., Moody girls and boys school, Training and Equipping for the NE Church, CS Lewis University)
  • Church Unity (e.g., summer campground gatherings, NE united nights of worship, 10 Days events)
  • Local Community (e.g., Trinity church Northfield, farming, local commerce, housing)

Shortly thereafter in 2017/8, Chris relocated to East Texas having agreed to be brought on as CAO for JAMA Global. This came out of advising Dr. Kim and the JAMA board in purchasing the old Keith Green’s “Teen Mania” Campus, now headquarters to J.A.M.A. Global (Jesus Awakening Movement for America) in order to form an “Ark” style collaborative. Here is an excerpt from Chris:

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JAMA is building a “collaborative kingdom community”. A mix of program offerings challenge young adults to top-level senior executives. JAMA is raising up the next generation of global servant-leaders, business innovators, missionally minded entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

It is like a Spiritual Military Base

Dr. Kim founder of JAMA Global

Notes: Our campus is 471 acres with approximately 300,000 sqft – admin, dorms, gym, auditorium, cafeteria, etc. 

Components of the JAMA “Ark”:

Lindale Kingdom College – 4 year undergrad accredited college

JAMA Global Foundation – serves as a type of impact investment fund- think tank research projects to imagine new kingdom ventures

JAMA Global Church– JAMA is structured as a church 

JAMA Global Ministries – we also offer a post-grad leadership program Global Leadership Development Institute (it has over 700 alum/ 100 from SK)

JAMA Conference Facilities – dorm style services for up to 300 guests- pool with water slides & park areas- gym for indoor sports and archery – hunting on 300 acres back of the campus

The Furnace – a podcast to discuss the integration of faith and entrepreneurship as a founder

Incubator (some on campus, some virtual)- working with first time founders to co-create what they’ve been entrusted/ assigned to do

Mission Grove Homes – A pilot senior missional-living community- Beta is 50 units ( duplex/triplex ) in 2020- Full scale up to 350 homes (college, etc.)- missiongrove.org

Mission Grove – Farms & Gardens – 5 acre organic farm w/ 3,000sqft greenhouse (supports churches & food banks) and feeds our campus – approximately 25 acres of planned farms with chickens for laying and meat processed on site ( this is in design stage )

Next stage discussions – creating a “complimentary currency” for campus and community use in US & S Korea- EB5 program possible interest for real estate development ventures – QOZ & Qualified Opportunity Fund- Seeking business that create revenue [when non-profit tax deductions for away this next decade ( over $300B+ annual revenue industrywide that is not being taxed today – it could change].

more at: https://www.jamaglobal.com/