The Apostolic–Prophetic role in the Pentecostal–Charismatic movement: Towards a revised leadership model

Krueger, Volker ORCID: 0000-0001-6894-7928 (2020). The Apostolic–Prophetic role in the Pentecostal–Charismatic movement: Towards a revised leadership model. University of Birmingham. M.A.

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There is a new understanding within the Pentecostal–charismatic tradition of the apostolic–prophetic role as a concept for deploying effective leadership. The so–called New Apostolic Reformation 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 leadership model of this movement is a church governance concept which is distinct from Episcopal, Presbyterial, and Congregational polity, and represents a genuine approach, suitable for practical use. The model argues that churches and Christian ministries need effective leadership models which are theologically grounded in the doctrine of the offices of apostle and prophet, as described in the New Testament. Its fundamental concept is the understanding that the offices of church governance which have fallen into disuse, those of the apostle and the five–fold ministry, are being restored in the church today. The dominant Christian church polities and denominations are being challenged by a revised ‘Apostolic–Prophetic Hub’ model which contrasts the traditional denominational landscape with a radical reconstruction. The thesis concludes with a number of propositions about how this leadership model can speak to the traditional church governance concepts.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.A.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.A.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: Department of Theology and Religion
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations


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