Papers

I have a particular interest in the people-gifts of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors (or, shepherds), and teachers, as found in Paul's letter to the Ephesians (sometimes referred to as 'five-fold' ministry or APEST ministry).

Below are a series of links to papers I have written on this subject.

Link to a dissertation I have written on recovering the ministry of apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers in the local church, in which I engage with the writings of missiologists Alan Hirsch and Mike Breen, and sociological commentator Malcolm Gladwell. This paper was cited in The Permanent Revolution by Alan Hirsch & Tim Catchim (Jossey-Bass, 2012) and 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ by Alan Hirsch (100M, 2017).

Link to the 1st in a series of papers entitled 'Jesus-given: living the life you were called to be' further exploring apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds, and teachers.

Link to the 2nd paper in the 'Jesus-given' series, looking specifically at discipling apostles.

Link to the 3rd paper in the 'Jesus-given' series, looking specifically at discipling prophets.

Link to the 4th paper in the 'Jesus-given' series, looking specifically at discipling evangelists.

Link to the 5th paper in the 'Jesus-given' series, looking specifically at discipling shepherds (pastors).

Link to the 6th paper in the 'Jesus-given' series, looking specifically at discipling teachers.