“I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as well as transformational impact across a wide domain—that does not have APEST ministry. APEST, which stands for Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd and Teacher, comes from Ephesians 4, and I strongly believe movements need all five APEST functions active and engaged in order to make any lasting impact for the cause of Jesus.”

– Alan Hirsch, Author and Founder of Movement Leaders Collective and Forge Missional Training Network

BELOW ARE LINKS TO THE DESCRIPTIONS OF THE APOSTLE, PROPHET, EVANGELIST, SHEPHERD, AND TEACHER COMPONENTS OF THE APEST MODEL.

Team Essentials: Teacher
By Alan Hirsch / 26 November, 2020

Team Essentials: Teacher

I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as...

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Team Essentials: Shepherd
By Alan Hirsch / 26 November, 2020

Team Essentials: Shepherd

I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as...

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Team Essentials: Evangelist
By Alan Hirsch / 23 November, 2020

Team Essentials: Evangelist

I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as...

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Team Essentials: Prophet
By Alan Hirsch / 18 November, 2020

Team Essentials: Prophet

I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as...

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Team Essentials: Apostle
By Alan Hirsch / 14 November, 2020

Team Essentials: Apostle

I am absolutely convinced that there has never been a genuine missional movement—the kind that has both exponential growth as...

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The Work We Do To Make APEST Work
By Alan Hirsch / 19 April, 2020

The Work We Do To Make APEST Work

Editor's Note: We are delighted to repost a blog written by our friend Alan Hirsch. In light of our recent...

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Learn more about APEST Intelligence with Alan Hirsch and Rich Robinson

Join Alan Hirsch and Rich Robinson to explore God’s DNA for the church, as revealed explicitly in Ephesians 4, and implicitly through scripture and embodied in Jesus. Beginning with an overview to get a grounding in key terms (apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, teacher), you will then consider the person and praxis of Jesus as he embodies APEST as a model for us, and then move to explore the implications of APEST for individuals, the Church, and society at large. APEST will help you engage on a transformative journey that will involve deepening your own discipleship, strengthening your leadership, as well developing the capacities of your church or organization. This course, and the other training available, aims to create a process where theological imagination and innovative practice in discipleship, leadership and mission can be engaged & activated in you as a learner, and throughout the Body of Christ.

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