In 5Q, Alan Hirsch takes a deep dive into the fivefold (APEST) typology of ministry as articulated in Ephesians 4:1–16. With profound theological and cultural insight as well as innovative practice, Hirsch once again not only shifts the conversation itself, but also the scorecard on how we understand calling, church, leadership, and organization.

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What is 5Q?

5Q is a typology rooted in the fivefold or APEST (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, Teacher) described in Ephesians 4:1-6. It is a holistic lens by which we can see ourselves, our functions and our churches in a whole new light. 5Q is scripturally rich and holds invaluable architecture for leaders who are committed to equipping and releasing the church into God’s redemptive purposes. It provides practical tools and training for transformative discipleship practices, leadership development and organizational change.

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Alan Hirsch takes a deep dive into Ephesians 4:1–16. 5Q shifts the scorecard on how we understand calling, church, leadership, and organization.

Tests & Assessments

Tests to help individual discover their 5Q type organizations to understand how to grow in wholeness and fruitfulness.


Learn form the stories of experienced 5Q practitioners.

What is 5Q Collective?

We know that transformation does not occur merely through information. As you interact with 5Q, and a new paradigm, we want to share the opportunity to engage further in a transformative process for your own discipleship, leadership and the journey of your church or organization. 5Q Collective is the name of the training resources and relational network of those living into the 5Q paradigm & practice. The aim of the 5Q Collective is to empower leaders, equip the church and extend the Kingdom. To work together to reactivate the latent & original intelligence in the body of Christ and to help the church mature into the fullness of the measure of Christ.

Coaching & Training

Short term coaching cohorts and longer term leadership cohorts offer the environment & experience for training in the most underdeveloped 5Q types, Apostolic, Prophetic and Evangelistic.


Stand alone tools for analysis, application and action – or in conjunction with intentional training & coaching.


Engage in reflective learning, training exercises & personal practice for key 5Q topics.


Work directly with 5Q experienced practitioners to reactivate the latent potential in your leadership and church or organization.