Episode 135: Are Early Church Leadership Structures for Today?

How should we apply the Ephesians 4 “APEST” model in our churches today?

In Episode 135 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, we’ll talk about how the Ephesians 4 description of leadership giftings works today.  Here’s Cam Abbott with today’s question:

 What do you think the role of the APEST [apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, teacher] is in the modern church?

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Perspectives on the role of the APEST (Ephesians 4) leadership structure in the modern church.
  • The difference of applying the five-fold gifts as offices or impulses within your leadership structure.

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “We have overemphasized the pastor/teacher gift to the deemphasis of others.” –@edstetzer
  • “Not everybody leads the same way.  And that’s good.”-@edstetzer
  • “[There is a] danger…when we take a construct and apply it as normative in the life of the church.”-@edstetzer
  • “New words help us emphasize things that need to be emphasized again.”-@edstetzer

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