15 Traits of Postmodern Apostles

January 31, 2003

  1. Apostles have time for everyone.
  2. Apostles know that the DNA of the church is to make apprentices of Jesus Christ.
  3. Apostles function as soul friends.
  4. Apostles are passionate about entire cultures, people groups, and regions.
  5. Apostles know how to share Jesus with pagans.
  6. Apostles are team-based leaders.
  7. Apostles are obedient to a call beyond their own lives.
  8. Apostles major on the majors, and minor on the minors.
  9. Apostles are led intuitively by the Holy Spirit all the time.
  10. Apostles are constantly innovating their methodology of reaching a lost world.
  11. Apostles serve Jesus Christ in the midst of the people of God instead of serving the people of God.
  12. Apostles pray without ceasing.
  13. Apostles are real people, and yes they are human. And they know it.
  14. Apostles understand the Matrix and can help you decide which pill to take.
  15. Apostles are men after God’s own heart.

(I got the list from Central Vineyard’s blog, which in turn got it from Iggie’s blog, where I found the articles explaining the traits.)

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.