FIVE-FOLD MINISTRY PLAN FOR PERFECTION
The Church Body in a locality is used to express the life of the Body, and the gifts in the Church Body are used to express the ministry of its members.
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY WITH INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM OF FUNCTION
INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM OF FUNCTION WITH CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.
And he gave some as Apostles, and some, prophets; and some, preachers of the good
news; and some to give care and teaching;
For the training of the saints as servants in the church, for the building up of the body of
Till we all come to the harmony of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to full
growth, to the full measure of Christ:
So that we may be no longer children, sent this way and that, turned about by every wind of
teaching, by the twisting and tricks of men, by the deceits of error;
But saying true words in love, may come to full growth in him, who is the head, even Christ;
Through whom all the body, being rightly formed and united together, by the full working of
every part, is increased to the building up of itself in love.
Ephesians 4:11 – 16 [Bible in Basic English]
[In all these scriptures it is recommended that the reader refer to the Amplified Bible as well]
Now there are different qualities given to men, but the same Spirit.
And there are different sorts of servants, but the same Lord.
And there are different operations, but the same God, who is working all things in all.
But to every man some form of the Spirit's working is given for the common good.
1 Corinthians 12:4 – 7 [Bible in Basic English]
(However, it is advisable to read the whole of 1 Corinthians 12, and Romans 12.)
Now if we consider and study the Godhead in the Scriptures we find exactly the same pattern: -
*God the Father is always only in the function of the Father.
*God the Son is always only in the function of the Son.
*God the Holy Spirit is always only in the function of the Holy Spi