a gathering of trusted & recognised prophetic voices in the british isles.
The British Isles Council of Prophets was formed in 2019 as a relational network of prophetic voices in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Please browse this site to find out more about who we are, what we do and how we manage ourselves. We also publish prophetic words from the Council and its members here.
GATHERING TRUSTED VOICES
We are gathering a covenanted group of trusted prophetic voices who will represent Jesus Christ with boldness and will foundationally serve His church in the British Isles.
SHIFTING CHURCH CULTURE
We’re embarking on a mission to shift the culture of the church, so that she might once again be able to receive prophets, and not just prophetic words.
A RELATIONAL COUNCIL
The Council is made up of prophets who are in close working relationship and who will sharpen, encourage and promote each other as bold and trustworthy voices.
‘There has not been a Council of Prophets in the UK or Ireland for some years. In 2018 a few of us felt the urge from God to gather as prophets once again. Alongside the Holy Spirit’s pushing, we heard many voices asking questions like, ‘”Who are the British/Irish prophets?”, ‘What are they saying?” and, “Where is the prophetic voice that helps the church and nation navigate in times of transition?”
Whilst many of us have been working very hard and fruitfully to hear, lead and steward the voice of God in our own lives and ministries, we do now believe that it is time for the British Isles prophets to gather, be in good relationship and to share life together. The Prophets on this new Council are making a serious commitment to a relational journey of hearing the voice of God for the UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland, together.’
– EMMA STARK, bICP LEADERSHIP
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OUR AIMS & VISION
GATHERING TRUSTED PROPHETIC VOICES WHO WILL SHIFT THE CHURCH
The British Isles Council of Prophets aims to re-establish and gather a covenanted group of trusted and recognised prophetic voices in the UK and Ireland, who will represent the voice of Jesus Christ with boldness and who will take up their Biblical mandate to foundationally serve the church on these islands.
The members of the Council are embarking on a mission to shift the culture of the church, so that she might once again be able to receive prophets, and not just prophetic words.
PROPHETS IN CLOSE WORKING RELATIONSHIP
We are working together towards a vision of a council of prophets who are in close working relationship and who will sharpen, encourage and promote each other as bold and trustworthy prophetic voices.
The Council’s prophets will meet together regularly, issue prophetic words that edify the church on a regular basis and will be committed to – and active in – raising up future generations of prophets in the British Isles.
NB the geographical term ‘British Isles’ includes Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England and the Channel Islands.
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COUNCIL CORE VALUES
From the outset, the new British Isles Council of Prophets has been developing around a series of Core Values
These defining value statements will help to define the culture of this alliance of diverse prophetic voices and also guide how members relate to one another. We may add to this list as we journey together!
AT ITS HEART, RELATIONSHIP
We believe that prophets work best when they are in good relationship with each other and in a place of connection and communication that allows for the good sharpening of one another. Therefore, the Council will be, at its heart, a relational movement of prophets. READ MORE ABOUT HOW WE INTEND TO FACILITATE THIS
relationships with the body
Just as prophets need each other, we recognise that they also need good relationships with the rest of the body of Christ and its five-fold ministers. Read about how we will serve the body and work with apostles, apostolic councils and intercessors.
We believe in the necessity of senior elders who are full of maturity, wisdom and experience. The BICP Advisory Council is an honorary group of apostles and prophets who will advise and counsel as required. View the BICP Advisory Council.
Prophetic words must come forth from this Council! A key aim is to shift the culture of the church in the British Isles, so that she might once again be able to receive prophets, not just prophetic words. We desire to see a lifestyle of revelation rise in the church. There are at least five areas of prophetic responsibility for a nation… read more…
LEGACY & GATHERING
We aim to be a multigenerational council, raising up and making space for the generations to flourish. (NB BICP core meetings are for those with an established prophetic call and platform). We will build across the generations, to end the pattern of scattered prophets and scattered generations. This is a time to gather together!
TEACHING & TRAINING
We will offer training courses for emerging prophets and will seek to develop generations of voices, so that, to the best of our ability, the nation is well equipped not just with prophetic word, but with the understanding of what it means to be a prophet.
A COMPANY OF HONOUR
We will aim to, as our first response, always aim to speak well of each other, prefer one another and back each other up at every opportunity. When we hear gossip or hearsay about one another we will not remain silent but will nip it in the bud.
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council membership criteria
From the outset we want to be entirely open and transparent about who the members of the Council are, what is expected of them, and the criteria the leadership use to consider a prophet’s suitability for joining the Council.
BICP Prophets will have:
A WILLINGNESS TO BE SHARPENED
Each member must be willing to be ‘sharpened’ by each other on the Council and to pursue being of one heart – even when opinions and prophetic insights differ (which they undoubtably will).
LIVING A ‘NATURALLY SUPERNATURAL’ LIFESTYLE
A good level of comfort with living the supernatural life of the Holy Spirit, without looking for the spectacular for its own sake. The spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus – it is all for His glory!
NOT STUCK IN A WOUNDING
We acknowledge that there may have been ‘nightmare seasons’ in a prophet’s life but they should not be stuck in the wounding or still in a ‘cave’.
REGOGNISED AS A PROPHET FOR 5+ YEARS
Members of the Council will be those who have been recognised as a prophet in their sphere of influence for a minimum period of five years; most will have 7+ years of prophetic experience in the office.
THE STORY OF A CALL INTO PROPHETIC OFFICE
Each BICP member will be able to tell a story of their call by God into their prophetic office and of their journey to maturity in this responsibility.
OF PROVEN CHARACTER
Each prophet must be able to demonstrate a proven character in their relationships with others, particularly with how they relate to the rest of the fivefold and other leaders. The fruit of the Holy Spirit must be evident, not just the gift.
A MINISTRY OF ACTIVATING AND REPLICATING
Each member must have a ministry that is activating and replicating, whether this is in a church ministry or marketplace context.
ALIGNED WITH THE AIMS, VISION & CORE VALUES
The BICP does not expect its members to come from the same traditions, streams, denominations or networks and therefore has avoided producing an exhaustive (and exhausting!) list of doctrinal points of agreement. But, of course, each member must be in agreement with the usual orthodox apostolic creeds and Christian faith statements and should have a willingness to be aligned with the BICP’s aims, vision and core values. An agreement on the authority of Scripture is essential for all those who would hope to speak on God’s behalf – and all prophetic words will be weighed and tested against Scripture.
A VOCATIONAL LIFESTYLE OF REVELATION
Each prophet should be passionately living a lifestyle of revelation, walking in close fellowship with Father God, Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit.
NOT OPERATING IN ISOLATION
Prophets rarely worked in isolation in Scripture – and if they did, it was usually as a result of enemy activity. Similarly, BICP members must not be operating in isolation but must be part of a community where others see their life on a regular basis and where they are in established covenant relationships. They must be in robustly working alignments and demonstrating a willingness to yield and submit to those who have authority in their lives.
All members of the BICP will have been recommended by trusted and respected church leaders.
Who We Are
The Core Leaders are responsible for the day to day running of the British Isles Council of Prophets, which includes maintaining of this website, collating and publishing corporate words, distributing emails, communicating with the group and maintaining BICP’s vision and aims.
Who We Are
Meet those who are currently serving the church in the British Isles as members of the British Isles Council of Prophets.
STILL GOT QUESTIONS?
If, after browsing this site, you’ve still got a burning question to ask us, you can contact us using the email form below.