(This article is taken from Apostolic Government in the 21st Century, by Glenn Shaffer) Apostolic Authority, Flaunted or Discerned Anytime a truth is brought forth in the Church, the flesh of man is always present. We must always be reminded we have this treasure in earthen vessels. Excesses can happen in doctrine or practice. We … More Apostles, Servants or Celebrities
Ten Consequence of Unbiblical Church Government Does church government really matter? It has been said by many that it does not matter what type of government the church functions with so as long it has some means of government. However, the culture of the church is determined by the government of which it operates. Every … More Why Church Government Matters
I read article after article instructing the Church on how millennials do not accept absolutes, rules, or authority. We are told they are leaving the Church in large numbers or transferring over to more traditional practices of liturgy. They are tired of hip and cool preachers, performances on the platform, and shallow experiences. Let’s take … More Are Millennials a Reflection?
In the New Testament every believer was seen as a minister. Those called to the five-fold gifts were given to equip the members to do the work of the ministry (Eph 4:11-12). Since every member in the body of Christ is to be a minister there must be equipping and developing of those ministers. Equipping … More Five Keys to Developing in Ministry
In the church today many are wrestling with the ministry of the apostle and trying to grasp what authority an apostle has and what does that authority look like. Like any function in the church it can become more complicated because of the weakness of man’s flesh, yet God has chosen to work through earthen … More Understanding Apostolic Authority
How do apostles work together with teams of workers and alongside other apostles? This article presents a biblical paradigm of three levels of apostolic function and how they function. Beginning with the apostolic team I want to show how such a team is formed and demonstrate from the scripture the validity of such. This will … More APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATION
All of these five gifts are given to equip the saints in the local church. The gifts are given to equip and because of that, members should be able to do the work of any of the five without necessarily standing in gift of the five-fold. The equipping is done not by what they do but simply by who they are. … More Foundational Gifts in the Church – Apostles and Prophets