The term “Five-Fold ministry” has been coined in reference to a list of five ministry Gifts given by God to enrich His Church as listed in Ephesians 4:11-13. These ministry Gifts are the pastor, apostle, prophet, evangelist, and teacher.
Today, a sect of Christianity teaches that the Five-Fold ministry, along with miracles and the Gifts of the Spirit, all ceased with the first apostles. Those who hold this view have become known as “cessationists.” On the other side of the aisle are those who contend that the Five-Fold ministry, along with miracles and Gifts of the Spirit, are continuing today, and these have become known as “continuationists.”
Most of the modern Church in the West has behaved as though there is little to no value in Spiritual Gifts and the Five-Fold ministry and has therefore carelessly discarded them, leaving them for “less intelligent” people who seek after “emotionalism.”
It was always the Father’s intention, however, that the many manifestations of the benefits of the Holy Spirit would become apparent in value to us through the centuries. This book demystifies Spiritual Gifts, demonstrates the modern-day application of the Five-Fold ministry, and why we are unwise to minimize or ignore them.