ATI is an emerging network of churches and ministries built upon relationships and focused on serving, equipping leaders, and supporting the local church.
In the mid 1980's, an understanding of apostolic church government according to the New Testament came to the leadership of DestinyLife Church, led by Glenn Shaffer. During this time, a sovereign move brought more than a half dozen ministers to moved to Claremore, Oklahoma to be a part of the local church. These couples came without a staff position or special invitation, but simply led by the Holy Spirit. Over the next few years a team of elders was developed to give leadership to the local church. At the same time, there came a call to help other churches with the same interest.
Starting with an annual minister's retreat in 1988, a group of pastors and church leaders began to meet together realizing their God-called connections. The annual retreat and other conferences brought forth a quasi leadership team of pastors and church leaders relating to one another and serving a small number of churches.
Eventually, the purpose for the group reached beyond friendships, to acknowledging the divine links to form a team of leaders with purpose. Through these leaders a number of related churches joined the vision to see New Testament church government established. The fruit of this union became evident through a church plant 1991 in Southwestern part of Oklahoma and a few adopted churches, both nationally and internationally.
From these early beginnings, affirmation of this apostolic team produced clearer direction for the leaders. Through this alliances and relationships Apostolic Teams International or ATI was formed. Today ATI is an apostolic network incorporated to serve churches and leaders who are connected through relationships.