The Pulse of Christ (Revised and Expanded)

The Pulse of Christ (Revised and Expanded) : A Fivefold Training Manual

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In Ephesians 4:1-16, 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--shepherds and teachers. What would happen if we activated the missing 60 percent--apostles, prophets, and evangelists? Following Jesus' model of learning by doing, this training manual in the fivefold ministry of Christ will energize and infuse new life into your faith, your church, or your organization, as his pulse pumps through your spiritual veins. This book not only outlines why the fivefold is important for the health and maturity of the church, it also provides five practical exercises for each of the five areas. Designed to be simple, reproducible, and cross-cultural, these exercises are ideal for equipping small groups, youth groups, missions teams, organizations, whole churches, church plants, and ministry schools. Discover for yourself the powerful fivefold ministry Jesus designed for the church, and be amazed as he reveals the part he wants you to play.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 13mm | 417g
  • English
  • 1733372733
  • 9781733372732

Review quote

"Nathan has been a long-time practitioner and thinker using the APEST typology of ministry. This book is a hard-won resource and will prove to be an invaluable resource for your church or organization."

--Alan Hirsch, author of numerous books on missional leadership, organization, and spirituality; founder of 5q Collective, 100 Movements and Forge International

The Pulse of Christ is an engaging, impactful, and valuable resource on APEST. Both deep and substantial in its thinking and content, it is also a light, engaging, and compelling read. A great resource that can be journeyed through individually but will have huge value if undertaken as a team. With helpful exercises to ground the content and engage others in the discussion and application, this book will help bring individuals and churches into greater fullness and maturity through APEST awareness and activation. I highly recommend both Nathan and this book."

--Rich Robinson, director of 5q Collective; founder and leader of Catalyse Change

"One of the central ideas in the New Testament is found in Ephesians 4. The church becomes healthy and grows when it is based on five ministries: apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers. Nathan Brewer takes this idea and asks the question: how can a local church put these into practice? It is this practical emphasis on the fivefold ministry that makes this book stand out. If you are engaged in some way with church, you should read this book."

--Marlin Watling, founder of Mosaik Gemeinde Heidelberg and Spark Europe; author of Start: Church Planting--From Vision to Reality
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