At our bible study this week we looked again at Ephesians chapter 4 verses 11-16. We discussed the 'offices' which are given by God to the church, namely Evangelists, Prophets, Pastors/Teachers and Apostles. We discussed these roles and how they are God given appointments.
We considered Paul's explanation of why these offices have been given to the church ie so that the church would be equipped to minister effectively. We were reminded that each of us must utilise the gift or office that God has imparted to us. Our obedience and faithfulness in these matters has an effect upon the whole church as a body. As each one shares their part the church is united, matures, grows and becomes an effective whole as the body of Christ.