Leadership that goes the distance

Leadership that goes the distance

Leadership that Goes the Distance It has been wisely stated, “It’s not necessarily how you start the race, it’s how you finish the race that makes the difference.” Indeed, Paul the Apostle stated: “… my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task...
The Five-Fold Church Leadership Training Model

The Five-Fold Church Leadership Training Model

Ephesians 4:11-12 paints a beautiful picture of the five-fold gifts needed to provide balanced, effective leadership in the church. But what strikes me as most important is their job description: to equip God’s people for works of service, or “for the work of the ministry.”

An apostolic view of ministry

An apostolic view of ministry

The apostle Paul was clear. The risen, ascended Christ gave certain gifted persons – apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers – for one very simple and vitally important reason: “to equip the saints” (Ephesians 4:11-12). These apostolic leadership gifts are not professionals doing the work of ministry; they are equippers, trainers, coaches, provided to resource and empower the members of the Body of Christ so they can effectively do the work of the ministry.