DEFINITION OF AN 'APOSTOLIC LEADER'
An Apostolic Leader is gifted, taught and commissioned by God to function within an assigned sphere of ministry by hearing what the Spirit is saying to the Church, and is committed to establishing and extending the Kingdom of God in the earth. Such leaders reflect the character of Christ, spiritual maturity, and an ability to equip the saints for the work of ministry.
Apostolic leaders have a grace that has come to them in the form of a call to be one of five types of leader: apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and/or teacher. These leadership roles are not limited to functions within the church but can be validly exercised within all domains or spheres of influence in contemporary society e.g. Business, Government, Justice, Religion, Creative Arts, Education, Health, Media, Sport and Welfare, etc. Collectively the domains are known as the marketplace.
Christ’s ministry fully demonstrates all of these five roles. We as members of His body, receive one of these five appointments, relying on one another for those areas we are not gifted in.