5 Fold Ministry in the Church

5 fold ministry

Being an Apostle, Pastor, Evangelist, Teacher or Prophet is not just a promotion from being a normal believer or a fancy title, it is a gift given by the Holy Spirit. There are 5  main ministries of the Gospel of Christ to serve the church which are named in the book of Ephesian 4 vs 11-13. What I noticed is that the verse clearly states that SOME not all or just one person but some to show that not all have be one thing and it also highlights that this is a CALLING.

Gospel Corner Ephesians 4

The book of 1 Corinthians [1 Corinthians 12 vs 1-27] has a whole chapter dedicated to explaining gifts in the church so that all saints are well informed about how to use their gifts in the church accordingly for the enhancement of the kingdom.

You know we usually respect our pastor’s/preachers because of the impact of their calling in our lives both spiritually and socially not just because of the title that is before their name. Some want to give themselves these titles prematurely and it shows that they are not what they say they are because it’s not just a title it’s a ministry. Believe it or not no gift is bigger than the other and Holy Spirit is gracious enough to grant each person accordingly. All these ministries are an important part of the church and it should be our prayer that they we have them in our local churches. Too much of one or two of these can be a problem but they should rather be balance in order to have a well oiled church “engine” that will keeps on going. hand412

I Corinthians 12 says

If the whole body were an eye, how could it hear? If the whole body were an ear, how could it smell? 18 God has placed each part in the body just as he wanted it to be. If all the parts were the same, how could there be a body?  As it is, there are many parts.

When it comes to gifts and someone’s calling many are not sure and those who know feel they are not ready. In those cases go to the giver of gifts through prayer. Ask God for a gift, ask about your gift, ask for a confirmation and most importantly ask for guidance on how & when to use your gift.