The Five Fold Ministry, by John Crowder
And Why You’re Probably Not an Apostle …
This week’s session is classic Crowder as he takes the gloves off and fillets the self-importance of charismatic control freaks who love to adopt grandiose titles such as “apostle” and “prophet.”
Is the five-fold ministry for today? Absolutely! But when it devolves into a governmental structure of roles and positions and power over other people, then we have missed the entire point.
As Margaret Thatcher once said: “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people that you are, then it’s most likely that you aren’t!” Christians would do well to listen to her wisdom.
In this week’s extended session, John Crowder explains that the point of the “five-fold ministry” in Ephesians 4 is bringing people into the knowledge of the gospel – a revelation of the fullness we already have in Jesus Christ … not to pump up our insecurities with silly titles.
And in fact, every single one of us is called to operate in the apostolic anointing – not just a couple hot shots with name badge.
Right-on, John. Right-on.
Agape Revolution Team