The Work of Ministry
Every general had a strategy from Julius Caesar to George Washington to Napoleon. Christ is the great strategist in this world. He is using the body of Christ to change the history of the world and to bring millions to faith in himself. Christ gave a team of leaders to prepare the body of Christ for effective service. In the beginning he gave apostles and prophets and throughout the history of the body of Christ he also gave evangelists and pastor teachers.
11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers,
12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ—(Eph 4:11-12).
The purpose of these groups is to equip the saints, those who belong to God, for the work of service so that the body of Christ might be built-up numerically and qualitatively. We have to participate in the life of the church to be part of this plan of Christ so we can make a difference in this world.