Fivefold Ministry

The fivefold ministry or five-fold ministry is an Evangelical Christian belief that five offices mentioned in Ephesians (Ephesians 4:11), namely that of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors (or "shepherds") and teachers, remain active and valid offices in the contemporary Christian church.

Non-evangelical Christians may also consider these roles, and others, active and valid, but the term "fivefold ministry" is particularly associated with Pentecostal beliefs. Adherents of this ecclesiology may also affirm the continuation of the charismatic gifts in the modern church, or may hold to the concept of a "Latter Rain" outpouring of Holy Spirit gifts, while opponents commonly hold to cessationist beliefs.

Read more about Fivefold MinistryFive Offices in The New Testament, History

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Twelve Apostles - Fivefold Ministry
... The fivefold ministry states that the apostle continues to be a valid and active office in the contemporary church ...
Fivefold Ministry - History
... Church in 1832 that marks the earliest known movement of what could be properly labeled as fivefold ministry ... picked up steam in 1948 with the Latter Rain Movement giving renewed emphasis to fivefold ministry, and soon after with the Charismatic Movement and Third Wave ... the specific need for apostolic leadership in the Church, among the other fivefold anointings ...

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