Why a Return to APEST Is Essential to Multiplying the Church

Alan Hirsch shares his insights for engaging the Ephesians 4 fivefold ministry in your church

December 2, 2016

As the founding director of Forge Mission Training Network and a prolific author, Alan Hirsch is a preeminent voice in the Church. Specifically in the “movemental” nature of the Church. In this podcast from the Exponential conference, Alan explores how apostolic leadership provides new and missionally creative ways to advance multiplication. 

Drawing from his work on The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church, Alan unpacks the fivefold ministry (APEST) Paul writes about in Ephesians 4: 11-13. He also explains how a return to it is essential for the multiplication of the Church.

Key Takeaways

  • A practical framework, complete with simple definitions, for using all 5 APEST characteristics
  • Insightful explanation of how Jesus embodies each of the APEST giftings
  • Why leadership is a calling within a larger calling
  • Practical ways to develop all five APEST giftings in everyone

Alan Hirsch is a frequent speaker at Exponential conferences and will be joining us at Exponential East 2017 to lead workshops focusing on the Church as movement.

The Permanent Revolution – Alan Hirsch
Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch

Alan is the founder of 5Q Collective and resident coach and consultant with the team. The 5Q Collective aims to create a training options where fivefold imagination and practice can be activated and developed throughout the Body of Christ. Alan Hirsch is the author of 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ and The Forgotten Ways, and is the co-author of The Shaping of Things to Come, ReJesus, and The Faith of Leap (with Michael Frost); Untamed (with Debra Hirsch); Right Here, Right Now (with Lance Ford); On the Verge (with Dave Ferguson); and The Permanent Revolution (with Tim Catchim).
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