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SUNDAY 12 AUGUST 2018
Ephesians deals with topics at the very core of what it means to be a Christian—both in faith and in practice, it invites us to continue our journey of “Shema” - hearing and responding to the invitation and challenges God is placing on our hearts as individuals, households and as a community.
Today we launch into exploring the first of the gifts from Ephesians 4—remembering that the emphasis is on each one of us having been gifted with one of the five.
If this is you our prayer is that in your sphere of influence you grow into all you are called to be. If this isn’t you, our prayer is that you would understand and appreciate and champion those around you who are gifted this way.
In the power of the Holy Spirit, the apostolic person is imbued with an innate sense of the big-picture purpose of the organisation and have a unique gift for life, extension, entrepreneurship and adventure.
They are pioneering by instinct, they tend to be less risk-averse and move towards the edges - they are catalytic, adaptive, movement also, trans local, pioneering, entrepreneurial leaders who are needed to spark, mobilise and sustain movement.
Maturity in this gifting grows into seeing the ability to see the church/organisation as a living system and the need to develop and guard the DNA and look after the design and leadership health of the whole organisation.