Release The Ape

An Onramp to Activating Apostolic, Prophetic and Evangelistic Leaders


Have we caged the apostolic, prophetic and evangelistic leaders in our churches? Author Beau Crosetto says we have and in doing so we’ve stunted the growth of the Church and our disciple-making mission. This new eBook from Crosetto offers a 101 understanding of this problem and how to practically release these leaders. Written as a compilation of articles from the website by over 12 different authors, Release the APE focuses exclusively on the APE functions with the goal of increasingly seeing the full complement of Christ’s five-fold gifts (apostolic, prophetic, evangelistic, shepherds, teachers) operating in harmony. Crosetto offers a resource onramp that can be shared and used to catalyze discussion around the five-fold gifts and release movements marked by five-fold leadership.

Key highlights:

  • Why the apostolic, prophetic and evangelistic must lead the way if we are to once again become the missionary people of God.
  • A thorough exploration of Ephesians 4 and its interpretations.
  • The consequences of APE leaders “cloning” pastors or teachers.
  • The importance of language to differentiate and integrate the five-fold callings for all believers.
  • Comprehensive study and discussion on each of the APE callings
  • Steps to developing apostolic impulse on your team
  • Keys for identifying and empowering those gifts in your context
  • How the five-fold gifts integrate and work together


What Leaders Are Saying About Release the APE

“It gives me great joy to see these wonderful people putting their thinking and acting into making Ephesians 4 real again in the Church of our time.” –Alan Hirsch

“I LOVED IT! This eBook is a fantastic onramp for those who are just accessing the APEST leadership model and yet, has rich enough content to engage those who have been walking toward it and in it for years.” –Rob Wegner

“In this introductory work, the roles most neglected by the Church are let out of the cage. Watch out! The APE is free and on the move.” –Neil Cole

“… a must read for anyone hoping to unleash their apostolic, prophetic and evangelistic gifts!” –Tom Lin, InterVarsity Vice President

“The Release the APE blog is a treasure; the book takes the questions and answers to another level.” –Rev. Alexia Salvatierra, co-author of Faith-Rooted Organizing and Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World (IVP 2013)

Beau Crosetto
Beau Crosetto loves starting new things for God in difficult places. He is the Greater Los Angeles Director for Greek InterVarsity, in charge of seeing "witnessing communities" start in every fraternity and sorority in Greater LA. His new evangelism book Beyond Awkward will be released this October through IVP. Beau is married to Kristina and has two kids, Noah and Sophia.
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