We read in Christian media remarkable feats of great evangelists who are “taking nations” and “impacting the world for Christ.” Images of the masses tightly crowded together in stadiums waiting for God’s man of faith and power are transmitted.
Christian leadership and the believer's influence are needed to advance the Kingdom of God. Every born-again believer has a governing nature. If leadership doesn't come out of the Church, where does it come from? Your spiritual nature is designed to govern. When Jesus ascended to heaven, he gave five gifts apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers.
They say there’s a Church revolution underway that’s making the Church as we know it obsolete. They say Bible studies and house groups are going to become the Church of the future. They say that believers can grow spiritually and experience more of God without ever stepping foot inside a local church. They even say that not going to church is “healthy.” What do they know? I am here to say that the devil is a liar. I beg to differ with that voice because nothing will ever equal or replace the local church.
Five fold ministry and how to relate to your apostle.The relationships between apostles and other five-fold ministry ascension gifts in a local church are important. An apostle in a local apostolic church is one that is called and sent by the Holy Spirit to pioneer a local assembly in a particular territory (Galatians 1:1).