By Design is the name of the apostolic center in Amsterdam.
The Passion Translation: Psalm 1
He will be standing firm like a flourishing tree planted by God’s design,
deeply rooted by the brooks of bliss, bearing fruit in every season of his life.
He is never dry, never fainting, ever blessed, ever prosperous.
This apostolic center can be compared to the tree described in Psalm 1. The image of a tree is very striking. A tree starts with a seed in the ground. Then it rises above the ground and the trunk is formed. Branches and more branches come from the trunk. That is exactly what happened with the apostolic center. First there was prayers. This is the invisible part in which the roots grow. In the period of 14 months of prayer nothing is visible yet. Then it suddenly rises above the ground. This will happen in January 2005 when the first celebration of the municipality of God’s Embassy Amsterdam takes place. In the years that followed, ministries sprouted from this tribe. As the first Living in Your Destiny and soon also the Dutch Prophetic Council and CAR.