In this episode, I explore the Apostle as “Cultivator” by looking at the story of Priscilla and Aquila from the early church and identifying the three main practices of Cultivators as they pursue restoration in the neighborhood.
Series Summary: In Ephesians 4, the Apostle Paul mentions 5 gifts for the church – Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher (APEST). Over the past decade of missional church and church planting conversations, Alan Hirsch, Mike Breen, J.R. Woodward and others have done some good work towards expanding our understanding of these “Ministries,” “Equippers,” or “Intelligences.” But what do we learn about these gifts when we replace APEST, when we explore what these 5 gifts look like in the neighborhood?
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Creating a Missional Culture by J.R. Woodward
The Forgotten Ways by Alan Hirsch
Building a Discipling Culture by Mike Breen
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Episode Song Credits: “Another Wrong to Right,” “The Beach,” “Plumes” by Mercir. Used with Permission.
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Ben Katt explores church planting, leadership, spirituality, community, and social change to help people imagine, create, and lead neighborhood church expressions.