The number Twelve is a governmental number that signifies completeness and perfection. When Jesus formed his first team, He chose Twelve. No coincidence. We believe that the Holy Spirit leads us today to form governmental groups of Twelve. We have seen it happen, again and again.
Twelve can be found in 187 places in God's Word. Revelation alone has 22 occurrences of the number. The meaning of Twelve, which is considered a perfect number, is that it symbolizes God's power and authority, as well as serving as a perfect governmental foundation. It also symbolizes the nation of Israel as a whole. Jacob (Israel) had Twelve sons, who were the progenitors of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, while the New Testament describes Twelve apostles of Jesus; when Judas Iscariot was disgraced, a meeting was held (Acts) to add Matthias complete the number Twelve once more. Christ called and chose Twelve men to bear witness to what he did and to spread the good news of the gospel to the entire world. After He was raised from the dead, Jesus told them that God had given Him ALL power and authority in both earth and heaven (God's divine authority - Matthew 28:18).