It had not been a lack of the 5 ascension gift ministries operating in a church, many churches have had that even with a pastoral paradigm! It has actually been a loss of relational Fathers and Sons in generation synergy! (Young and old joined together…)
What we have failed to grasp is that City/Regional apostolic leaders have a different perception of how the Regional Ekklesia functions! It is not like a church staff and having fivefold leaders, but it is a higher perspective of the kingdom!
Those with the translocal and trans-generational insight and wisdom will see the kingdom as the higher goal and the gifting secondary to the corporate anointing! The emphasis is on the leaders facilitating the growth of the body through equipping and empowering the saints in ministry and for ministry! (Works of service)
They will see that “evangelists” and “elders” are the key to mobilizing and motivating the city through the local assemblies and prophets and teachers speaking the purpose and vision of the citywide Ekklesia!
Apostles and senior elders (prophets/shepherds) will have an “overall view” of the kingdom to help strategize and synergize from their base of operation and allow apostolic centers to rise up without the structure of a local assembly!
The base or hub will simply function from a grace of revelation and foundation that will automatically release the Sound of the Lord through corporate vision and destiny! Then the “manifestation” of the (full grown) sons of God will be revealed in the earth realm!!
There will not be a centralized hierarchy because the translocal, Regional apostles and elders (Fathers/spiritual parents) will see it and sit from a “throne-room”’perspective that Christ has built His Ekklesia and the kingdom rules over all!
Perspectives from 3am watch!
Blessings, grace and peace!!