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Rev. Kirby De Lanerolle unifies churches under diocesan governance

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Rev. Kirby De Lanerolle seeks to unify free churches under one diocese, promoting structured governance via the "Five Fold Ministries" to boost effectiveness and accountability, contrasting with informal free churches.

Rev. Kirby De Lanerolle unifies churches under diocesan governance

Rev. Kirby De Lanerolle, the Chief Overseer of the Apostolic Diocese of Ceylon, is on a mission to bring together independent free churches under one diocesan body. He emphasizes that churches should be governed by a structure that includes the "Five Fold Ministries" of Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers, and Evangelists to ensure they are accountable and effective. Rev. De Lanerolle argues that while churches must not just be gatherings but should operate with a clear governance structure, they should still allow for spiritual experiences and personal encounters with God. He contrasts this structured approach with his experiences at free churches, which he feels lack accountability and a formal structure, making them less effective in the long term. His vision includes a strong leadership and organizational model to foster unity and spiritual growth among the churches.

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