Eugene Wilson’s addresses one of the divine mandates for the fivefold ministry. While there would appear to be a resistance to any type of apostolic authority in our independent Western culture, we tend to be aware that God has chosen to lead the church through the fivefold ministry (Ephesians 4:11). Tragically, we often ignore one of the primary purposes of this fivefold ministry, “. . . the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry. . . .” (Ephesians 4:12).
Wilson demonstrates how great leaders such as Moses and Jesus recognized that the success of a God-ordained vision hinged on the development of a team, rather than embodying the Lone Ranger mindset that has plagued many leaders. The doctrine of the church being the body of Christ implores contemporary leaders to mobilize His hands and feet in our local congregations in order to realize a God-sized vision. Everyone needs a team. — Brent Coltharp, Lead Pastor of First Apostolic Church in Aurora, Illinois (from the Endorsements page of Seventy).
Text Book Description:Seventy by Dr. Eugene T. Wilson
Many leaders like the concept of having a team. Unfortunately, some church leaders function more as an owner rather than team member. Seventy helps church leaders fulfill their role in building, developing, and working with teams. It offers insights into the challenges of doing ministry as a team and practically addresses how to overcome these challenges. If you care about the church, believe in apostolic ministry—following the apostles’ example—and want to experience the Book of Acts in the twenty-first century, this book is for you. Everyone needs a team.