Not everyone feels called to be an apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, or teacher; however, some do sense a calling into some type of active Christian ministry. Here are some, to name a few of the Biblical ministries outside of (or in conjunction with) the 5-fold offices:
- Elders – those who portray a consistent, stabilizing anointing
- Intercessors – prayer warriors
- Worship Facilitators – Psalmists and/or Minstrels – worship warriors
- Deacons – those who serve the Body of Christ
Sometimes, there are multi-functional anointings. For example, someone may not be an apostle, but they may be called to be an “apostolic-intercessor,” which means that they are “sent to establish and activate intercessors in other places.” There may be “prophetic-deacons,” which means that they “serve by prophesying within teams or perhaps organizing prophetic teams to minister to groups of people.” “Apostolic-Psalmists” are those who are sent to establish and activate psalmists in other places.” And the list goes on…
Often in the journey to being ordained within a 5-fold office, there are processes through multi-functional anointings. So, as you prepare for ministry, if you are told that you will go through this process, just know that it is a major part of your growth and preparation for ministry. Always be ready to move very slowly or quickly… Your process is your process, and it will be between God, you, and those to whom you are accountable within the CN. We love you, and we are so very excited to serve you by helping you get on this path toward all that God has for you.
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