What is the Fivefold Ministry?

According to Ephesians 4:11-12, the five ministry gifts of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher are called by the Lord to equip the saints to minister and encourage the body of Christ.

Fivefold Ministers, who have proven ministries and are recommended by their eldership as having a broader sphere of ministry than to their own cell and congregation, may be recognized and affirmed by the DOVE Canada leadership to serve trans-locally. Cell groups and local congregations need the impartation of the Word of God that comes through the fivefold ministry gifts.

We encourage cell group leaders and Senior Elders of Partner Churches to invite Fivefold Trans-local Ministers into their cell groups and congregations to minister on a regular basis. The Scriptures encourage us to give these Trans-local Ministers generous love offerings and/or honorariums for their spiritual service.