There is a new understanding within the Pentecostal- Charismatic tradition of the five-fold ministry role as a concept for deploying effective leadership. The so-called New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement establishes an alternative approach within today’s Christianity, one that is noticeably different from the traditional leadership models in Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, and the evangelical traditions. The model argues that churches and Christian ministries need effective leadership models that are theologically grounded in the doctrine of the offices of apostle and the five-fold ministry as described in the New Testament. The NAR model is a church governance concept that claims to be suitable for practical use. However, to date, there are no valuable, concrete, detailed case studies in the academic literature about the new movement’s actual leadership practice. Therefore, this article promotes an interdisciplinary dialogue and uses a method of correlating the NAR’s polity with organizational theory in the business environment.
"An Examination of New Apostolic Movement Terminology: Correlating the Five-Fold Ministry and the Bureaucratic Management Model,"
Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology: Vol. 7
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.oru.edu/spiritus/vol7/iss1/7
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