This morning I was reading TSK’s blog and he had linked to the following paper that was sent to him by one of my favorite authors Frank Viola. It is called Rethinking the Five-Fold Ministry. I’m on about organic community growing so I decided to follow Andrews’s advice and read it. This is a great article and I thought I’d give Frank a shout out on T~S.
“In virtually every city where I’ve spoken, I have been asked the question, “Frank, do you believe in ‘the five-fold ministry?’ And do you believe that God is restoring ‘the five-fold ministry’ mentioned in Ephesians Chapter 4?”
In this article, I would like to answer that question.
My answer is largely hinged on what one means by “the five-fold ministry.” That is, what “five-fold ministry” are we talking about? Are we talking about the 200-year old doctrine of the restoration of “the five-fold ministry?” Or are we talking about the ascension gifts that Paul had in mind when he penned Ephesians 4:9-16?
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