Alan Hirsh and other argue that the Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds and Teachers (APEST) given by Jesus to equip the church constitute a defining paradigm for the life and ministry of the church.
I love Hirsh’s descriptions in the book 5Q. But can it serve as a master list of gifts? Why use these 5 rather than the longer lists in Romans or 1 Corinthians as the primary lens?
I sympathize with the objections mentioned here. https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/columns/straight-paths/apest-a-good-idea-taken-too-far/
And resonate with some of the defenses referenced here.