“The gifts Jesus gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers…”
As an apostle of Jesus Christ, I take seriously the charge to help equip the saints for the work of ministry. I received my call to apostleship in my twenties and have gradually seen the Lord affirm what was spoken. As an apostle, I am the co-founder of Communion Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Henderson, NV, where we cultivate disciples of Christ, co-create community, and collectively work toward liberation. I preach, teach, train, and support the development of individuals and communities. My apostolic call is all about inclusion and affirming the diverse people, gifts, and calls in the Body of Christ.
Apostleship is one of the five grace gifts given to the Body of Christ by Jesus. The grace gifts, often referred to as the five-fold ministry, are placed together in Ephesians 4:11, but can be found throughout the biblical text and the lived experiences of many. The grace gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, and teacher did not end in biblical times and will not cease to be needed until God makes all things new. Apostleship is not a high position in the church that one can earn or work themselves into; it’s a call to particular ways of service to Christ and community. Apostles are sent ones charged with pioneering new missional opportunities and overseeing their development. Apostles are entrepreneurs, strategists, innovators, and visionaries. Apostles are called to plow, push, and build!
I am ordained as a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and have standing in the Pacific Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). I earned my Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees at Claremont School of Theology; thesis: “Ministry Gifts in Ephesians 4:11 as a Model for a New Church Plant in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
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