The Pulse of Christ

The Pulse of Christ : A Fivefold Training Manual

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In Ephesians 4:7-11, Jesus gave five specific spiritual gifts for the equipping and building up of the church to display his fullness in the world, yet only two are primarily used today- pastors and teachers. It's fair to say that this is an insufficient representation of Christ. What would the potential be of the missing sixty percent- apostles, prophets and evangelists- being activated as well? Could it be that every believer has latent potential in these five areas? Following Jesus' model of learning by doing- not passive information transfer- this practical training manual in the five fold ministry of Christ will be energizing. It will infuse new life into your Christianity as the pulse of Christ pumps through your spiritual veins. These practical exercises will stimulate atrophying muscles to spiritual growth. More importantly, it will glolrify Jesus as his whole body is activated.

In this fivefold training manual, you will find twenty-five practical exercises in five areas, such as:

- How to start a new ministry and multiply it - (apostle)

- How to form an encouraging, strengthening or comforting word - (prophet)

- How to start spiritual conversations (hint: It's not what you think) - (evangelist)

- How to create an atmosphere of community and care - (shepherd)

- How to read and dissect the Bible yourself and teach others - (teacher)



These exercises are designed to be simple, reproducible, and cross-cultural for any Christian who wants to go deeper. They can be used to equip individuals, youth groups, adult small groups, missions teams, whole churches or in ministry schools. Discover for yourself the powerful fivefold ministry prototype Jesus designed for the church, and be amazed as he reveals to you your part.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1498489664
  • 9781498489669

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"As someone new to the teaching of the five-fold ministry, this practical "how-to" guide allows me to begin the journey of what it means to be an apostle. Filled with helpful exercises for each gift, they are all based in prayer. Through this book, I not only found myself becoming more competent in the giftings, I found myself closer to Christ."

-- Brian Schwarberg

Family and Mission Pastor, Cherry Hills Baptist Church, Illinois

"Nathan Brewer has served in our young adult ministry for a number of years. His passion to make disciples has touched many lives. The practicality of his book comes right out of his years of hands-on experience. In my 32 years of pastoring one church, I have seen the necessity to have the five-fold ministry mobilized in both a narrow and broad sense within the body of Christ. Few of us, for example, will ever function in the office of a pastor, but all of us can and must learn to care for (i.e. pastor) others within the local assembly. Encouraging people to minister in a broad sense in all five gifts, is a vital part of both church and ministry life. Nice job, Nate!"

-- Robert Prokop

Founder and Lead Pastor of CIG (Christliche Internationale Gemeinde), Vienna, Austria

"Nathan Brewer believes the Body of Christ needs all five of the gifts listed in Ephesians 4:11-12 to truly become Christ to the world. We are all in Christ, and so we all share something of these gifts. In this very readable and highly practical manual Nathan maps out spiritual exercises to help us all grow to our full potential. The world is waiting for the church to attain the fullness of Christ. Read this book so you can fully play your part!"

-- Julyan Lidstone

Ambassador for OM Muslim Ministries

"For those who are making disciples who make disciples, training will always be a priority. Nathan Brewer's highly practical training exercises place an emphasis on 'learning by doing.' These exercises will be very helpful for disciple-makers to use in groups with both emerging, as well as established, Christian leaders who are seeking to impact the world."

-- Dan Allan

CRU National Director of Operations Pacific Southwest Region

"Tired of sitting in the pews and being a "comfort zone" Christian while your pastor and a few leaders do all the work? Tired of being the leader and carrying the whole burden? Then this book is for you! Get out of your comfort zone and join Nathan for this practical and inspiration work that will lead you to get into the "faith zone." For nine years he has lived his own book in Europe and Africa and all points in between! He has created ministries, discipled many and inspired many, many more!"

-- David Irby

Founder & CEO, Surge International, U.S. Soccer A Licensed Coach

"Nathan is a fresh, creative voice in the dialogue of the five-fold ministry. I am impressed and I have read much. He writes from a deep commitment to empower and equip believers to pursue and experience a thriving community of faith. The explanations are relatable and insightful, but the best contributions are the powerful application exercises that call for personal encounters with the heart of the five-fold lifestyle. The manual offers an amazing invitation to all who are curious and courageous enough to refresh God's dynamic of the church."

-- Bonnie Wozniak

CEO and Founder of Real Change Global Corporation
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