Having shown in the previous talk what an apostle today most definitely isn’t, Beresford now turns to explaining what a ‘type 3 apostle’ actually is. The nature and function of this ministry is clearly outlined, and its relationship to eldership and church authority shown. Though having nothing whatsoever to do with being at the top of some spiritual pyramid over subordinate churches, as some erroneously teach, it does, however, have everything to do with one Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of a certain Starship Enterprise.