Doug Vermeulen en Dr Margaret Aranda: For NewBeeZ, Christianity, Teachers 55 years in the work-a-day world 5/11/2016 · 4 min de lectura · +200


To summarize: -

* The Work: 5-fold and other Works: 5-fold are the special concern of the Wworkers: 5-fold, not of the churches: cell groups, and the sphere of any local work is not wide enough for it to be regarded as a Work in the 5-fold Ministry context.

* All Wworkers: 5-fold must be humble enough to be a brother in the local Church: cell groups.

In the sphere of their Work they hold the position of God's servants, but in the sphere of the Church they are only brethren.

The goal of all Work: 5-fold is the establishment of local Churches: cell groups.

If we make our Wwork: 5-fold the basis of a separate unit of God's people, and treat that Work as a Church then we are building up a sect or denomination, not a Church.

So we see the following: -

# God establishes a Church cell group/local Church in a given locality.

# He raise up gifted men/women: 5-fold in the Church for the ministry.

# He sends some of these specially equipped men/women into the Wwork: 5-fold.

# These men/women establish local Churches: cell groups in different places.

# He raises up other gifted people among these Churches: cell groups for the ministry of building up the local Church: cell groups.

# Some of these men/women are in turn thrust forth to work in other fields.

So the advancement of God’s Kingdom becomes self-perpetuating.

This is where it is essential to again activate the geographical principle; and that is the one of region or area.

[1]. Nowhere in the New Testament is the Church described as a national or International Church. The description of Church is always in terms of locality – The Church at or in [a local area].

Whereas the Churches: cell groups are always only local, the Wwork: 5-fold is regional. A local Church: cell group is in one locality, and many such localities/cell groups form a region, but they never form a regional unit. Churches remain intensely local

And also there cannot be only be one Wworker: 5-fold at a time, per ministry [appropriate to the relevant meeting], per local Church: cell group dealing with each of