We have not really introduced Peter Wagner properly on Church Watch Central. He emerged as a spearhead of the New Apostolic Reformation cult in the late 1980s and still travels the world today promoting very dangerous spiritual prayer and strategy “warfare”. He is one of the most famous faces that represents the NAR cult.
Within the New Apostolic Reformation, Peter Wagner runs the Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI). We thought it was worth introducing him through his institute’s page from the ‘Global Awakening’ website (the website name suggests New Age undertones).
NOTICE: While reading the below blurb, the WLI is “not an accredited institution” but “seeks to facilitate reformation and restoration by transforming the way ministry education is approached”. Wagner is talking about reforming and restoring Christian education (and “creating a new educational infrastructure”) based on his ideas on “core topics of: Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelism, Pastoral, Teacher and Seven Mountain.” (We will look more at the Seven Mountain doctrine another time.)
And also notice that Wagner’s WLI introduces to Christianity “a new paradigm for unique training in practical ministry”. We will look more into this “new paradigm” in later articles.
For someone who runs an “international apostolic training,” how come his institute cannot be properly accredited to this day? Don’t you think the elitist mentality and foreign language in this institute should concern Christians?
The Global Awakening writes,
Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI)
Founded in 1998, Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI) is an international training center, established to equip the saints for ministry by creating a new educational infrastructure that uses the Kingdom Model of Ephesians 4:11. Made up of WLI Regional Centers with the goal of networking, training and sharing resources between each center, Wagner Leadership Insitute seeks to facilitate reformation and restoration by transforming the way ministry education is approached. Reflecting a unique approach to training for practical ministry, WLI provides students with the opportunity to learn in a creative, revelatory atmosphere, seeking to transform men and women who can, in turn, transform cities and nations.
There is training in the core topics of: Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelism, Pastoral, Teacher and Seven Mountain. Earn a diploma in practical ministry from your own home at your own pace. Students can earn a Bachelor, Master, or Doctor of Practical Minsitry through correspondence studies of live, recorded and web-based teachings. While we are not an accredited institution, WLI is a member of the Apostolic Council of Educational Accountability.
Wagner Leadership Institute is an international apostolic training center established to equip the saints for Kingdom ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12). It is a non-traditional, new-wineskin approach to learning which includes activation and impartation of anointing.
Founded in 1998, WLI reflects a new paradigm for unique training in practical ministry. Students learn in a creative, revelatory atmosphere of teaching, impartation and activation with opportunity for hands-on practical application and ministry. We provide the highest level of training and spiritual impartation through a successful faculty of internationally known leaders who walk and minister powerfully out of the five-fold ascension gifts. The students obtain a living, functioning impartation and activation from the Holy Spirit to walk in their divine destiny.
WLI Global Awakening’s office is located in Mechanicsburg, PA. It is a non-residential institute and does not offer on-site housing. (WLI’s Central Office and Training Facility are located in Colorado Springs, CO).
Earn Training Units for:
- Previous Practical ministry experience and active Christian service, volunteer or staff.
- For all previous training conferences, Bible College classes, secular training and local Church seminars
- By attending approved conferences and healing schools.
- By home based studies and internet courses.
- By attending WLI courses.
- Work at your own speed toward advanced diplomas in Practical Ministry – Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate levels.
Source: Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI) , Global Awakening, https://web.archive.org/web/20120103085703/http://globalawakening.com/, Accessed 15/09/2015.