When Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave five distinct gifts and ministries to His Church. Each of these gifts represents a piece of the ministry of Jesus. In order for the church to be healthy and impactful, we must make sure that the leaders we are developing are functioning in these gifts according to God’s will and that we are developing ministries that deliver the results that each of these gifts promises.
Each of these gifts and ministries must be activated in the Church in dynamic balance and unity with one another. According to Ephesians 4:7-16, this is the key to the Church embodying the “measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.”