Forerunners International Network serves to bring and knit together those churches and leaders around the world who are focused on the unity of the Holy Spirit, in like mind, purpose and approach. These ministries are called to blaze a trail for the future of the church, in line with the Gospel according to Jesus.
Since 1997 at the outset of this ministry, the founding members have worked long and hard to equip the saints. Forerunners International primarily exists to ‘Prepare a Way’ for prophetic and apostolic ministries especially to be raised up and become established in the Body of Christ, both male and female being encouraged and helped into all God has predestined for them. Forerunners International sends ministers far and wide around the globe teaching courses, seminars and schools to achieve this goal.
Worship, relationship and abandonment to the leading of the Holy Spirit are a primary emphasis at Forerunners and form a strong foundation and platform for our growth. We want to see the church at large delivered from religious bondage and into freedom of expression towards God.
We are available and already assisting new/struggling/transitioning churches in many areas of ministry. We have a healthy database of trained five-fold and other ministries who are ready, willing and able to ‘be sent’! In particular our prophets love to help people to identify God’s call on their life. We therefore are presently used in the following ways:
We therefore are presently used in the following ways:
- To preach the full Gospel of Jesus Christ
To teach, train, equip, activate and release the saints into their specific calling in God
To promote harmony, balance and unity amongst the five-fold ministers and the saints
To provide a platform for prophetic, apostolic and other five-fold ministers to be heard
To restore the wounded and broken in spirit
To restore the apostolic and prophetic ministry of Jesus Christ to the end-time church
To send out apostolic and prophetic teams into the world to help accomplish this
To assist in the establishing and strengthening of local churches worldwide, especially those who are struggling
To encourage and refresh the Body of Christ
To be God's voice in this hour, in this region and beyond
To intercede for revival and harvest
To conduct seminars, conferences and schools
To build a network of relating ministries
Foundation and History
Founded in May 1997, Forerunners International was originally known as Gold Coast Prophets. It was birthed in response to God’s mandate to Lynne Hamilton to “Establish a Prophetic Stronghold” on Queensland’s Gold Coast – Australia’s major tourist centre and an environment encouraging and promoting much new age activity.
Lynne was instructed by God to “Create an environment where My Spirit can move and My people can speak.” Mid-week meetings were commenced based on this directive, attracting people from far and wide, who responded enthusiastically to the great freedom of worship, prophetic flow and crowd participation.
Prophetic and Restoration schools were introduced to effect healing and equipping for the many wounded and confused, but extremely gifted people who didn’t seem to fit ‘church’. We also went regularly into psychic fairs and new age environments seeking to rescue the lost and backslidden, with great success.
Two years later in 1999 a local assembly was formally established to house the numbers of prophetic people who were now calling Gold Coast Prophets ‘home’. New Year 2002 brought a change of dynamic as well as a new name as Gold Coast Prophets transitioned into Apostolic order and function, furthering their prophetic pioneering spirit and heart.
Forerunners International began its journey.
There is but one true God, who is the maker of all things visible and invisible.
Genesis 1:1, Psalm 86:9, John 1:1-3
The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, that He is the incarnation of God, for whom and by whom all things were created.
John 1:1-14, John 14:9, Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 1:18-25
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, the third person in the trinity, proceeded from the Father and the Son, and is of one substance, majesty and glory, with the Father and the Son.
John 14:16-18, John 15:26, Matthew 3:16, 1 Thess 4:8, Ephesians 4:30, Acts 13:2-4
The Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures
We believe in the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures as the revelation of the mind and will of God: on the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ, we accept them in their original form as the Divine Word which shall still endure when heaven and earth are passed away.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21, Matthew 24:35, John 5:39
We believe in the personality of the devil, who by his influence and power, brought about the downfall of man, and now seeks to destroy the faith of every believer of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Genesis 3:1-4, Matthew 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-3, James 4:7, 1 Peter 5:8, John 13:2
Justification by Faith
Through simply believing unto obedience in the atoning death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, we receive remission of all our sins and the gift of eternal life.
Romans 10:9-10, Romans 5:1, Romans 4:25, Galatians 3:8-11 and 24
Single immersion in water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, is symbolic of our death, burial and resurrection with our Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 10:48, Romans 6:3-5, Colossians 2:12, Acts 8:35-39
It is the glorious privilege of every believer in Christ to be made pure in heart and wholly sanctified through the operation of the Holy Spirit.
John 17:15-19, 1 Thess 4:3-4 and 5:23-24, Hebrews 2:11 and 10:10-16, Romans 12:1-2
Baptism of the Holy Spirit
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is available to all believers and is received by faith, by the laying on of hands subsequent to conversion.
Acts 1:4-5, 2:4, 8:15-19, 10:44-47, 19:1-2, Galatians 3:2 and 14
In accordance with the teachings of the Scriptures, we trust our Heavenly Father to protect and heal our bodies from sickness and disease. We believe that Divine Healing for the body was purchased for us by the atoning blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and that by His stripes we are healed.
Exod 15:26, Isa 53:4-5, Mat 8:16-17, 1Pet 2:24, Ps 103:3-4, James 5:14-16, Mark 16:17-18
The Lord's Supper
In accordance with our Lord’s command we partake of this Sacrament remembering His words, "This do ye in remembrance of me."
Luke 22:15-20, Matthew 26:21-28, 1Corinthians 11:23-26
The Ten Commandments
We observe the Ten Commandments, now written on our hearts as the Law of Love and
practiced through the empowering of new covenant grace.
Exodus 20:1-17, Deuteronomy 5:1-22
Pre-millennial Coming of Christ
It is our earnest hope and expectation that our Lord will soon return for His Church. Having this hope we purify ourselves even as He is pure so that we may be ready to meet Him when He comes to gather His people to Himself.
1 Thessalonians 4:17, 2 Thessalonians 2:1
We believe in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ to set up His millennium reign on this earth.
Psalm 72, Isaiah 2:1-4, Micah 4:1-7, Revelation 5:9-10, Revelation 20:4-6
Judgement of the Wicked
We believe that Christ will judge the wicked at the Great White Throne judgement.
Acts 17:31, Revelation 20:11-15
New Heaven and New Earth
We believe that there will be a new heaven and a new earth where righteousness will dwell.
Love, Acceptance, Forgiveness & Encouragement are our approach to people
Continually being filled with the Holy Spirit
Emphasis on Restoration & Healing as a part of equipping to minister
Equipping the saints for the work of service
Expectation of all church members to be involved in relationship & functioning in giftings
Prophetic training strongly emphasized & encouraged
Worship & Intercession as a lifestyle encouraged & expected
Accountability, openness & honesty modeled, encouraged & expected
Open hearts, open homes, in the spirit of hospitality
Affirmation of others encouraged
Full operation of all five-fold ministries (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor & Teacher)
Implementation of team ministry to facilitate opportunity
Personal prophecy, prayer and healing available at every meeting
Abundant life pursued - faith in practice