The Issue

The scripture that began birthing this ministry is found in Heb. 5:11-14.  In this verse, the writer pauses his previous discussion to lament the fact that his audience was unable to receive the deeper revelation that God wanted to release to them because they were immature.  The issue here is that the believer must be at certain levels of maturity in order to receive and understand the deep things of God (1 Cor. 13:18).  The other point that the writer of Hebrews makes is that the people of God should be able to teach others, implying a level of maturity and spiritual understanding that has been attained in their salvation.  The fact is however, that many believers in the Body of Christ have been saved long enough to teach others, but instead still need teaching themselves. This causes retardation in the flow of the Spirit.  The Spirit of God is calling the people of God to a higher level.  It is time to grow and experience the richness of the deep things of God.  This reality is at the core of what New Wineskin Church has been commissioned to do.  We are a church where the people of God will be stretched and challenged to move out of their comfort zones on their way to becoming the disciple-makers that God desires them to be.  As the people of God grow, they will be able to more effectively minister to those who do not yet have a relationship with God.