The Believer’s Ministry Pt1

The Purpose of the 5-Fold Ministry

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

I The Purpose of the 5-Fold Ministry

A.The Purpose of the 5-Fold Ministry

1.Every believer is called to the ministry.

a.That doesn’t mean quit your job and start a church.

b.Why people typically stop coming to church is because they’re not fulfilling their purpose as a believer and get bored.

c.Why 7 out of 10 pastors that start in ministry quit within 5 years is because they are not fulfilling their purpose in the ministry.

d.Those in the 5-fold ministry are not some superior, elite class of believers that God has chosen to do the work of the ministry.

2. (Eph. 4:1- 5:20) Our corporate and individual call to ministry and appropriate lifestyle and behavior.

a. (4:12 NKJV/NLT/NIV) 5-fold ministry:

~Equip God’s people for the work of the ministry.

~Edify and build up the church.

b. (4:13 NLT) How long?

~Until we all come into unity of the faith,

~Knowledge (epignosis) of God’s Son (Jesus)

-Epignosis – exact or full knowledge

~Become mature in the Lord

~Measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.

c. (4:14-16 NLT) Why?

~That we won’t be immature like children

~That we aren’t tossed to and fro by every new teaching

~So we aren’t deceived by false doctrine

~So we learn to speak the truth in love

~Grow up in Christ

~So we fulfill our corporate and unique purposes in Christ.



[Pastor Lee Stokes]

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