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The A-team: A question

For years I have been pondering a question. Should we be looking to form five-fold ministry teams? I hear this subject talked about quite a bit. It seems fairly obvious. A team consisting of an apostle, a prophet, an evangelist, a pastor and a teacher would provide a well-rounded team to help lead a network… Read More

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Why should simple/organic churches network together?

According to Ephesians 4, Christ has given gifts to the church. These gifts are people whom the Holy Spirit uses in specific ways. They are the apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers. They work together to help the body to mature fully and in every aspect of body life. They do this by equipping everyone… Read More

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Teachers in house churches?

This is the final post of my "wanted ads" for five-fold ministries. Again, please note that I am not advocating these as positions within the body. Rather they are ways for people to lay down their lives for others. Wanted: teachers Job description: The successful applicant is able to communicate the truths of God’s word… Read More

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Leadership Luke 10

Needed: Evangelists

Continuing my tongue-in-cheek job description for five-fold ministries: Wanted: People with a passion to reach out to others Job description: We have an urgent need of evangelists to meet the current shortfall. This team player has an inner compulsion to communicate the good news of Jesus to those who do not yet know the Lord in… Read More

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Wanted: Prophets

Continuing my somewhat tongue-in-cheek job description (I fully recognize this is not a "job") of five-fold ministries.  Wanted: Prophetic Leadership Job description: The applicant who fills this key position in the body of Christ is expected to be able to hear from God and communicate the intelligence gathered to the other members of the team… Read More