Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Becoming the Fullness of Christ and Implementing APEST

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. -Ephesians 4:11-13

How do we become the fullness of Christ?

1. Every disciple builds the Body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13).

2. Every disciple must be equipped be the five-fold gifts (Eph. 4:11-13).

3. Equipped ("kitartismos") means acts of restoring: To complete, to heal and to maximize function.

How do we implement the five-fold (APEST)?

4. Make Disciples (UP)

5. Build the Body of Christ (UP/IN)

6. Mobilize the Body of Christ (OUT)

7. Multiply into other Villages/Cells (Church)

The above post is part of a series that is giving a brief over on what one receives in a non-residential church planting cohort with the Release Initiative

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