• The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19).
  • Sunday, 7 April 2013

    Five Ministry Offices

    Five Ministry Offices In Ephesians 4:11 we see there are five distinct ministry offices held by Elders. These ministry offices are designated according to their anointing and
    their function within the Body of Christ. All Elders in Covenant Global Church operate in one of these ministry offices and their particular ministry
    assignment corresponds with the anointing attached to the ministry office in which they stand. Most fivefold ministers stand in a primary office and may also
    operate to a lesser degree in another office.

    The following is a brief description of each ministry office:

    APOSTLE. The apostle is given the responsibility to develop and oversee a certain spiritual sphere of ministry (realm of authority) established by Jesus
    who is the Head of the Church. (see II Corinthians 10:12-18) He is a visionary who sees the plan of God for that realm of ministry. He is the pastor to the
    other fivefold ministers within his appointed apostolic sphere. He is their teacher and their bishop or overseer. His task is as a father to the leaders of the
    church. The apostle is not "more gifted" or more important than the others, just equipped differently. Each of the five ministry offices is uniquely anointed.

    . The prophet is one who "sees" in the spiritual realm with clarity and is like a watchman on the wall on behalf of the apostolic sphere to which
    he/she is called. His/her time is primarily spent in the spiritual realm in prayer and spiritual warfare. The prophetic anointing is uniquely designed and
    created to recruit and train prophets and intercessors. The prophet's task is Kingdom safety and purity of the vision within the apostolic realm.

    . The evangelist is one who majors entirely on the bringing in of the harvest. Not only is he a soul-winner deluxe, but his anointing also
    enables him to equip other believers to win souls and to motivate them to do so. His task is Kingdom expansion.

    . Pastors are shepherds of God’s sheep. They are the primary care-givers to the saints within the church. The pastor may or may not actually
    lead a given church, but he/she is always caring for sheep. The task of the Pastor is maintenance and spiritual growth of the saints of God and the Pastor
    is the primary discipler of the saints.

    . Teachers feed the Word of God to the people of God at a deeper level. The Teacher possesses a unique and highly developed anointing to
    see truth and to rightly divide the Word in such a way as to glean every truth from It. The task of the Teacher is to deliver to the Church God's Kingdom
    truth. Usually a teacher has been anointed to teach in a few specific areas with great insights.

    Each of these offices is an “Elder” or leader within the Church of Jesus Christ, and each possesses the ability to teach since I Timothy 3 reveals that one
    who is called as a Church overseer possesses the ability to teach. The different anointings for the various offices is reflected in the manner in which they
    teach and the perspective through which they view things. Each is necessary for the Church to be strong and vibrant. When operating in harmony and
    unity, the five offices imitate the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ.

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