The Ultimate Goal
He gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the Ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ……Till we all come in the unity of faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13)
In verses 11 and 12 emphasis is given to the importance of the contribution of all Christians to the growth of the church. The purpose of individual gifts is to equip Christians to serve the Lord so that the body of Christ is built up (verse 12).
It is clear that all of us as Christians
• are commissioned to serve and
• should work together towards the same goals of growth and expansion of the church.