Are you or your church interested in being a part of The Covenant Network through ordination? Ordination is a relational process. That simply means that if you desire to be an ordained minister within the CN, it will take time. We do not rush ordination (1 Timothy 5:22). It is a very serious commission, so please keep in mind that a request for ordination will be met with waiting and praying. The Covenant Network will only ordain those who through demonstration, faithfulness, humility, and consistency have proved that they have been called by God into a ministry.
If you feel called to be a part of this network, feel free to fill out this form and we will get back to you.
Beliefs + IdentityWe believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life – no one can come to God but by Jesus. The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. These truths are held to be essential to a full-Gospel ministry. No claim is made that they contain all Biblical Truths, only that they cover our need to these fundamental doctrines: • The Scriptures Inspired – The scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired of God and are the revelation of God to humanity, and are our rule of faith and conduct. • The One True God – Consisting of Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit. • The Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ – The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God. The scriptures declare: His virgin birth; His sinless life; His miracles; His substitutionary work on the cross; His bodily resurrection from the dead; and His exaltation to the right hand of God. • The Fall of Man – Man was created good and upright for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only a physical death, but also a spiritual death which is separation from God. • The Salvation of Man – Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness, peace, joy, and true holiness. Salvation (a relationship with God) is only obtained through faith in Jesus Christ, and that is manifested through calling on His Name (praying using the Name – Jesus). Salvation is not given to all humans by default – Faith and confession of that faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for obtaining a whole life from God (Romans 10:9-10 / Acts 2:21 / Joel 2:32) • The Ordinances of the Church – The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in the newness of life. The Lord’s Supper (Holy Communion), consisting of the elements – bread and the fruit of the vine – is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ; a memorial of His suffering and death; and a prophecy of His second coming. • The Baptism in the Holy Spirit – All believers are entitled to and should expect and seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the endowment of power for life and service, the obtainment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. With the baptism in the Holy Ghost come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit; a deepened reverence to God; an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work; and a more active love of Christ, His Word, and for the lost. • The Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost – The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance. The speaking in tongues in this instance is the same in essence as the gift of tongues, but different in purpose and use. • Sanctification – Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil and dedication unto God. The scriptures teach a life of “holiness without which no man shall see the Lord.” By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command: “Be ye holy, for I am holy.” Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection. • The Church and its Mission – The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer born of the spirit is an integral part of the church. God’s purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshipped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son. • The Ministry – A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in: evangelizing the world; worship of God; and building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son. We believe in the priesthood, or ministry of all believers (I Peter 2: 4-5, 9; Rev. 1:6) • Divine Healing – Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. Also, we believe if anyone is sick then the Elders should be called upon to anoint the sick with oil and the Lord will raise him/her up (James 5:15). • The Blessed Hope – The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church. We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ. All people regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation + identity, social status, etc. can receive the born-again experience through Jesus Christ. | Acts 10:35, Romans 10:11
Vision + ObjectivesWithout a vision, people perish (Proverbs 29:18). With a vision, they thrive. The Covenant Network believes that when God gives a vision, strong objectives are the method by which that vision is fulfilled. The Vision of the Covenant Network: We are devoted to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon ALL people (Acts 2:17). Objectives: 1. Establish Centers/Churches of the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit • Establish Elders and 5-fold Ministers Regionally • Establish Believers in Corporate Assemblies 2. Proclaim the Primary Messages of Covenant • Bible Faith • Authority of the Word of God • Benefits of Blood of Jesus • Supremacy of the Name of Jesus • Holy Spirit Outpouring • Glory of God 3. Impart • Individual Spiritual Parenting and Partnering • Schools for Supernatural Ministry Training and Revelatory Impartation (see thefireinstitute.org + newcovenantprophetic.com) • Local Campuses • Online Campuses 4. Worship • Psalmists Established within churches and regions • Classes on worship established • Mentorship and development 5. Pray • Intercessors Established within churches and regions • Classes on prayer established • Mentorship and development 6. Connect Ministry Partners Via • Helping people find local churches • Using social media • Outreach • Various teaching methods using modern technology
AdministrationBishop Randall (Randy) Layton-Morgan, Apostle Johnny Layton-Morgan Pastor Jim Gay, CFO Teacher Reva Sloan, Secretary Pastor Adam Marlowe, Finance
Advisory BoardTeacher Doug Sewell Teaching Pastor Darrick Wilson Apostle Pam Wright Apostle Shelly Planellas Pastor Tanzanika Ruffin Prophet Mary Thompson Prophet Ashley Wootton Apostle Johnny Layton-Morgan Apostle Mike Whited Pastor Joan Castle Apostle Mark LeGear Evangelist Angela Brown
Recommended ReadingPlease keep in mind that we do not affirm everything written in these books as some authors are not LGBTQ+ affirming, but we reach for the overarching themes to help us grow in the Spirit. Personal Growth and Daily Devotional The Word: The Bible from 26 Different Translations, Curtis Vaughan NIV, The Bible in 90 Days , Zondervan Through The Bible in 1 Year , Dr. Alan B. Stringfellow Faith Food , Kenneth Hagin From Faith to Faith , Kenneth Copeland My Utmost for His Highest , Oswald Chambers 365 Day Personal Prayer Guide , James Goll Sparkling Gems from the Greek , Rick Renner A Life of Miracles , Bill Johnson Leadership Under Cover, John Bevere Apostolic Strategies Affecting Nations, Jonathon David 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell Developing the Leader within You, John Maxwell The Making of a Leader, Frank Dimazio LGBTQ+ and Faith Walking the Bridgeless Canyon , Kathy Baldock God and the Gay Christian , Matthew Vines Christianity and Homosexuality Reconciled , Dr. Joseph Pearson Developing Spiritual Strength and Growth Drawing Near, John Bevere Desiring God, John Piper The God Chasers, Tommy Tenney God’s Favorite House, Tommy Tenney Ministering to the Lord, Roxanne Brant Heights of Delight, Dick Eastman I Am, Steve Fry The Bloodline of a Champion, Mark Hankins The Spirit of Faith, Mark Hankins Because of the Blood, Randy Morgan The Power of the Blood of Jesus, H.A. Maxwell Whyte The Blood and the Glory, Billye Brim The Blood of Christ, Andrew Murray The Power of Your Words, Don Gossett & E.W. Kenyon Advanced Bible Course, E.W. Kenyon New Creation Realities, E.W. Kenyon The Wonderful Name of Jesus, E.W. Kenyon The Holy Spirit Study Guide, Kenneth Hagin The Glorious Disturbance, Ernest Gentile Tongues Beyond the Upper Room, Kenneth Hagin 70 Reasons for Speaking in Tongues, Dr. Bill Hamon The Beauty of Spiritual Language, Jack Hayford How To Pray for the Release of the Holy Spirit, Father Dennis Bennett Receiving Power, Carol Heiden The Name of Jesus, Kenneth Hagin Possessing the Gates of the Enemy, Cindy Jacobs When Heaven Invades Earth, Bill Johnson The Faith Study Guide, Kenneth Hagin The Prayer Study Guide, Kenneth Hagin Does Your Tongue Need Healing, Derek Prince Total Forgiveness, R.T. Kendall Worship His Majesty, Jack Hayford Good Morning Holy Spirit, Benny Hinn Prophets and Personal Prophecy, Bill Hamon Intercessory Prayer, Dutch Sheets Growing in Prayer, Mike Bickle Why Our Words Matter to God, Corey Russell Battlefield of the Mind, Joyce Meyer Secret Sources of Power, Tommy Tenney Possessing Your Inheritance, Chuck Pierce Spiritual Warfare, Derek Prince Rediscovering God’s Church, Derek Prince The Tongue A Creative Force, Charles Capps Faith and Confession, Charles Capps Worship Warrior, Chuck Pierce The Reality of the Supernatural World, Todd Bentley The Anointing, R.T. Kendall Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, R.T. Kendall Christ the Healer, F.F. Bosworth Waiting on God, Andrew Murray The Lost Art of Practicing the Presence of God, James Goll Spirit Life Training, Timothy Jorgensen The Human Spirit, Kenneth Hagin The Breaker Anointing, Barbara Yoder Simple Supernatural, Joshua Mills
ResourcesEvangelist Brian Grizzle Pastor Tanzanika Ruffin, Legal Prophet Shane Hall, Newsletter Will Carr, Newsletter Pastor Darrell Grant, Immersed Director Teacher Katrina Thompson, Movement Arts
The Immersed Conference is a gathering of churches, ministries, and people all across The Covenant Network that is hosted each year by The Covenant Network. Everyone gathers to strengthen, learn, encourage, refresh one another, and glorify Jesus. The conference has different themes each year but all maintain the same purpose of immersing ourselves more in faith, praise, the Word, prayer, worship, fellowship and in the love of God. We cannot think of anything better than to be in His presence surrounded by fellow brothers and sisters!
This 4 day conference includes keynote speakers from across the world, workshops, times of fellowship, and much more. We welcome all LGBTQ+ and ally believers to join us in Atlanta, GA. Mark your calendars for this year's Immersed Conference happening in July!
Interested in joining us? Visit The Immersed Conference for more details.