While waiting for a plane in Heathrow airport and pondering my next blog post, I found myself wondering what a “wanted ad” for 5-fold ministries would look like. Here’s my first take on it:
Wanted: apostolic leadership
Job description: This Kingdom-motivated and foundation-laying person will be sent to break new ground in order to make disciples and spread the good news about Jesus. Any applicant must be prepared to work as part of a team. Training of others and identification and empowering of new leadership will be core parts of the job. In the early stages, there may be weeks spent on the road. Experience with signs and wonders is useful. All applicants must be prepared to lay down their lives to serve those they are called to.
Potential challenges: In times past, apostles have been stoned, shipwrecked and beaten. Must be prepared to face martyrdom.
Qualifications: Training in God’s school on the backside of the desert until death to self and own ambitions or desire for limelight has been worked into the character. Ability to think strategically. Extra consideration is given to entrepreneurial experience in the workplace.
Compensation: This is not an official position but rather a divine calling. No monetary payment guaranteed; the applicant may need to take on other work to support him/herself. He/she is expected to work long hours with little reward apart from the joy of seeing the Kingdom advanced.
Does anyone else have any thoughts?