Episode 41: Teacher as Sage | The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 6 of 6)


The RePlacing Church Podcast with Ben Katt

In this episode, I explore the Teachers as “Sage” by looking at the story of Apollos from the early church, and identifying the three main practices of Sages 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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Related Episodes:
Episode 36: The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 1 of 6)
Episode 37: Apostle as Cultivator | The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 2 of 6)
Episode 38: Prophet as Activist | The Neighborhood Restorers (Replacing APEST, 3 of 6)
Episode 39: Evangelist as Host | The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 4 of 6)
Episode 40: Shepherd as Healer | The Neighborhood Restorers (RePlacing APEST, 5 of 6)

Additional Resources:
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.

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