Why 5-Fold Ministry?

Released April 5, 2022 by Mavericks & Misfits with Jeff Lyle


So, who is in charge of the church you attend? Where does the buck stop? Who is running the show? We know that Scripture validates human authority and leadership in the Church. There is consequently a human leader or group of human leaders who should be installed and recognized in every local church. But does the Bible teach that this singular human leader is the Pastor and that this person is to be responsible for everything. Vision-casting, preaching, winning the lost, discipling new converts, administrating the various ministries and taking care of each congregant - does all of this heavy load fall to the Pastor?   In this episode of Mavericks & Misfits, Jeff begins a series of lessons on what is commonly called 5-Fold Ministry from Ephesians 4:11-15. God never intended one individual to lead a local church. Because the Church in America has failed to embrace god’s design for church leadership and functionality, the congregants are lopsided, misguided and frustrated at times. And the Pastors? They are burning out under the weight of unbiblical expectation to be the one-stop-shop for church leadership. This podcast episode helps us to see a better way - God’s way! Additional resources are available at org