The early Jewish believers embraced the growing number of non-Jews turning to Christ as savior. This was to lead to faith communities, "churches', being established all over the Roman world. These churches were no longer an extension of the synagogue and began to organize themselves around principles of leadership based on the call of God and gifts of the Holy Spirit. The churches were served and led by elders, who were also gifted apostles, prophets, teachers, to name a few. If there was to be a priesthood, it was open to all believers not just those from a specific tribe as was the case with Israel. The church was not built on a national identity as also was the case with Israel. The church consisted of people from all nations. To this church, Christ as it's head, called and gave gifted leaders to take the mission further - to every tribe, nation and language group.

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