Apostolic Ministry

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The order of apostolic leadership, according to the actions and structure of the original apostles of Jesus Christ

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Apostolic Ministry

  1. 1. Breath of Life International Church School of Apostolic Ministry
  2. 2. • Greek diakoneo – “to serve” – public and humble service to God and His people • Jesus Christ, the pattern for Christian Ministry – Matthew 20:28 – Mark 10:45 – Luke 4:18
  3. 3. • Three-fold Jurisdiction – Spiritual – Natural – Practical • A marriage of leadership and servant hood – Matthew 16:24
  4. 4. • Acts 2:38-43 – Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. – For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. – And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. – Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. – And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. – And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
  5. 5. Traditional Model • Foundation of Pastors and Evangelists • Political, social and/or economic message • Democratic • Demonstration of knowledge • Growth centered • Social identity • Selection by popularity Apostolic Model • Foundation of Apostles and Prophets • Gospel message of repentance • Theocratic • Demonstration of power, by the Holy Ghost • Kingdom building • Eternal identity • Selection by divine call
  6. 6. • Ephesians 2:18-22 – For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. – Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; – And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; – In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: – In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
  7. 7. • Holy Spirit Gifts in Operation – 1 Corinthians 14 • Five-fold/Ascension Ministry Gifts – Ephesians 4:9-16 • Organized Leadership Structure – 1 Timothy 3:1-13
  8. 8. • Calling – John 5:30 – Greek qelema, meaning “God’s will” • Competence – Colossians 3:23-24 • Confidence – Philippians 1:6 • Character – Psalm 1:1-6
  9. 9. • Gifting – 1 Corinthians 12 – Ephesians 4:11-12 • Office (Leadership Role) – 1 Corinthians 14 – Ephesians 4:11-12 • Function – Ephesians 3:7 – Colossians 1:25 – 1 Timothy 3:1-13; 4:6 CARNAL vs SPIRITUAL SOURCE MOTIVE AMBITION

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