Restoration Oslochurch is a House of Worship and a House of Healing. But undergirding that, we are a Training Center as well.
As our vision and purpose has been clarified during battles and trials during the past years, it has become clear that God does not allow us to take any shortcuts. On December 7th, 2007 at a meeting of apostles in the US, Bishop Bill Hamon spoke a public prophetic word over me that we are taking seriously. Please listen at the bottom of this page.
Several years ago I learned that to grow in my Chistian life, I need to be FAT: Faithful - Available - Teachable. Not just to the invisible God, but to leaders who have oversight over my life. I need to be TEACHABLE. Many charismatic Christians want to learn a lot, but not when they have to learn form somebody who actually has a say over their lives.....And that kind of independent attitude ensures that they will continue to live in misery.
As a local church, Restoration Oslochurch is mandated by God to make disciples in the Greater Oslo area. And disciples need to learn "all that Christ has commanded" (Matthew 28:18-20). That includes how to worship, pray, heal the sick, pay tithes, build a family etc. Carnal Christians want an easy ride, but as Singapore Apostle Naomi Dowdy said to me in 2001 when I shared with her my dream to build an apostolic church in Oslo: "Give people something to live and die for!"
As an apostolic sending church, we gather, equip and send out 5-fold ministers, according to Ephesians 4:11-16 to Europe & Beyond to make disciples of all peoples (Matthew 28:18-20). We do not only send from our own local church, but from other sister churches and movements as well.
To accomplish all this, training is of the greatest essence!
Aina & I are apostolic leaders. We are not just nice and huggable pastors, but we are called by God to equip, train, empower and send.