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FREE online Fivefold Ministry test

Our friend Tim Harvey (who is in one of our Learning Communities and is at Christ Church Ft. Wayne, which Ben Sternke is pastor of) took the Fivefold Ministry survey you can take at the end of Building a Discipling Culture and put it online for us.

So now…you can take the test online (and it immediately tabulates your results and gives analysis) for free. As Ephesians 4:11 discusses it, are you a Pastor, Prophet, Evangelist, Apostle or Teacher?

Feel free to take a few minutes and do it yourself and pass it on to anyone you think might be interested by clicking here. 

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16 Responses to FREE online Fivefold Ministry test

  1. Michael Lee Stallard 2011/05/31 at 3:16 pm #


    Just wanted to pass along that I was facilitating an Alpha course group and a young woman in our group who is in a huddle shared how much she like Life Shapes. Keep up the good work brother! You and your team are making a difference. Just wanted to pass along some encouragement from the trenches.

    Wishing you, Sally and your colleagues many blessings and best wishes,


    • Mike Breen 2011/05/31 at 6:17 pm #

      Thanks man! Appreciate the kind words.

  2. Jason Rallis 2011/05/31 at 6:30 pm #


    Great stuff, thanks!

  3. tim bergren 2011/05/31 at 11:12 pm #

    Thanks—Love this! Totally accessible and fun! Maybe create a “post results to Facebook” link?

    • Mike Breen 2011/05/31 at 11:54 pm #

      Tim, what a fantastic idea. Will get our team to talk to our guy about it.

  4. Drew Hanley 2011/06/02 at 3:50 pm #

    Thank you! This is great…I’ve already passed it on to others! I love the perspective of noticing what is lacking. Rather than boasting in our own areas of strength, it seems equally if not more important to make sure we are surrounding ourselves with people who challenge us to grow in the areas where we are not as strong. It was great getting to know you and your team at Exponential in April!

  5. richard 2011/06/28 at 9:37 am #

    Mike. Thanks again for all your great insights and material.

    I was reading Andrew Dowsett’s paper on 5 fold ministry (https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B_DfEc2P1tSrMDUwNDcxN2YtZmIwYy00Zjg2LWJiMmQtN2U3ZTZkZDZmOWFi&hl=en_GB). He struck a chord when he states “In my view, the Fivefold Ministries Questionnaire offered by Breen and Kallestad as a tool for helping to discern your ministry, while a helpful starting-point, is flawed in relation to the prophet because it places too much emphasis on such charismatic gifts. We need a broader understanding of prophetic ministry.”

    I really felt this myself and have found that it tends to result in inaccurate readings amongst Christians with prophetic gifting from other traditions who are less exposed to the language and emphasis of popular Charismatic culture. I think this would be a helpful area to revisit.

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  7. Virgil Grant 2013/04/25 at 9:50 pm #


    Great to meet you at Exponential 2013 in Orlando. I sat thru 2 of your break out sessions and learned a lot. Thanks for the great ministry and books. Going to use the lifeshapes in our ministry.

  8. Chris E 2014/02/12 at 4:51 am #

    I can’t get the five fold survey to open/load.
    I’ve tried on a couple of devices at different times
    Can you just check its still working please?

    • Ben Sternke 2014/02/12 at 9:57 am #

      Hi Chris, it appears to be working for me. Not sure what the issue is? Sorry it isn’t working for you.

  9. Gary Gibbs 2014/02/27 at 9:08 am #

    Hi guys
    Yeah, I’m having trouble loading the 5-fold ministry test as well – it’s not loading! Hope you can fix it soon…I want all my students to take it!

    • Ben Sternke 2014/02/28 at 4:31 pm #

      Hi Gary – for some reason we can’t replicate the error! Maybe try a different web browser? It’s working for us.


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