What you are holding in your hands is a tool for better understanding of The Fivefold Ministry. This is a delicate subject which shapes and changes the landscape of the church today.
For the last fourteen years, my ministry has taken me to over forty countries. The issue of Fivefold Ministry is on the mind of many pastors and leaders. There is something overpowering about the words apostolic and prophetic that many pastors and leaders cannot apprehend and accept as part of what the Lord is doing in these last days.
Fear of new things is always connected with a threat that we may relinquish something we held and protected so dearly. One of the greatest failures of the church is to be satisfied with the status quo, without considering the sovereign move of God’s Holy Spirit and His effort to complete the church for Christ’s coming.
Before we accept or reject the ways of the Lord, we once again need to look into the Scriptures to get guidance and direction for our decision. I believe that the sound theology of this book will help those who are looking for real answers without compromising their convictions.
This book is no written for casual readers, but for the students of the Word and leaders who desire to serve God without reservations.
May the lord be honored by the publication and reading of this book. I pray that many be quickened in their desire to know the Lord and the ministry that he does in the church today.
Derek Tan, President of the Theological Center for Asia, Singapore: “A very timely needed book in light of the current interest in the five-fold ministry. Dr. Sos has done an excellent task in presenting a clear and precise exegetical and theological understanding on this topic. He does not shun away from some of the controversial issues surrounding this gift, but draws from the Scriptures to provide a sound theological answer. I highly recommend it for pastors and an excellent textbook for bible schools and seminaries.
Dr. Geroge I. Feller: “Dr Stefan Sos has prepared a thorough analysis of the five-fold ministry, in a strong biblically based and balanced fashion. It would be an excellent study book for the Bible College Course on Ecclesiology. Also, it is well worth studying in our contemporary charismatic church settings. The book considers the historical, grammatical, theological and critical evaluation of the five-fold ministry. I highly recommend this book.
Dr. James F. Alien: “This is a book that would be good for every place of the five fold ministry in the church today. Without a doubt they will face this topic somewhere in their ministry if they have not already. I believe Dr. Sos has given a very practical and balanced to the topic in relation.