The Five Fold Ministry 

The Thumb-The Apostolic people, are as the thumb, we move in raising up and to establish new relational communities that expands the Kingdom and stengthens the Body of Christ. They usually are seasoned in life in Christ and body life and flow in some of the more dynamic gifts of the Spirit.

The Index Finger-this is your finger which points appropriately pictures the prophetic people who guide the church by revealing the mind of God through various forms of revelation, which includes visions, prophetic words, dreams and pictures.

The Long Finger-Evangelistic people are like the longest finger on your hand, it is the compassion for others and passion for our Jesus Christ it is able to reach out and bond people around our Christ Saviour.

Your Ring Finger-It is the pastoral people who help feed, strengthen, protect, nurture, and protect you as the brothers and siters in Christ. These people move in the love of our Father and it seeks to help a many of others into that deeper intimate relationship with Jesus.

Your Little Finger-Those in which are to communicate and to teach are as the little finger, and they can get into the ear farther than anyone else to ground all believers in the Word.

The Awakening of Five-Fold Ministries in the decades. So much has been a move of restoration. As we trace that restoration to the early decades of the last century. 1940's we saw the rise of evangelists, and in the 1960's the rise of pastors, in the 1970's we saw the rise of teachers. 1960's so much of the rise of the prophets, and today we have seen the rise of apostles. The restoration of the New Testament Church polity and ministry.

Ephesians 4: 11-12 are for more than the leaders, bishops or presbyters. Personally I do believe that they are for everyone in the body. Varieties of expression of these gifts. But God in His wisdom and design has called us to be an apostolic people but whereby the ministry or destiny He will birth in your spirit He will bring it to pass in and through you. Better yet in a sense you become Apostolic when you see what has been placed in you by the Lord Jesus when he comes to life and you walk in it and fulfill your destiny in it. The Lord ignites the passions of a Woman's Heart to raise up a ministry for Women in the church this is both Apostolic and Evangelistic. In either case are they Bishops or presbyters. They are Minisers. As well as everyone in the Body of Christ is to be a Minister of the Gospel.

The Leaders/Elders, bishops, and Presbyters are to equip and release and coordinate the work of the ministry and bless what God is doing through the various ministries. A many of leader as elders, bishops, and presbyters will also be equipped in the Five-Fold Ministries, and in some areas more significantly than others, but their function will be in giftedness and calling as leaders, elders, bishops, presbyters.

Verse 11 The Ministries these five ministry gifts are not merely "titles" but the functions. There is nothing "elevated" about these gifts 1 Corinthians 4: 9-13. They simply have a special purpose.

Moving to vs. 9 For I think that Fod has set forth us last, the apostles, as it were appointed to death; for we have become a spectacle to the world and to angels and to men.

10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are honorable, but are despised.

11 Even until this present hour we both hunger and thirst and are naked and are buffeted and have no certain dwelling place.

12 And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it;

13 being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now.

1 Cor. 4: 9-13

Vs. 12 The Purpose ----to prepare people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.''These five leadership gifts were not simply given to do the work of the minisrty, but to enable God's people to do the work of the ministry.

Vs. 13 The Time Frame "----until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." Five Fold Ministry did not pass away at the end of the first century it was given until the maturing of the Body in Unity, kknowledge and expression of Christ's fullness. Ministry of Christas the five fold ministry gifts are examples of how"grace has been given as Christ apportioned it" Ephesians 4:7. All ministry is simply the ministry of Christ expressed through the believer and by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.