” It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets…”
(Ephesians 4:11 NIV)
The Bible verse speaks of various types of people in the Body of Christ who will, ”prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” (Eph. 4:12 NIV).
The apostle types are the creative forerunners who go in front and create something new and find it easy to inspire others. They are called into action as soon as a new project has been rolled out and move quickly, acting on something new.
The prophet person is another type of person. Here we have those who are naturally good listeners, open to the voice of both God and people. They are sensitive to a communal direction and are often those who first recognize the Spirit’s leading.
Then we have the enunciators – evangelists, who are often extroverted and find it easy to make contact with new persons. Evangelists can, of course, be like a Billy Graham, who wins large throngs for God. However, it can also be someone who wins them one by one. Evangelists can’t stop witnessing about Jesus, and regardless of the circumstances in which they come in contact with other people they skillfully lead into conversation about God. You know that he has gone forward because he/she have left a track of newly saved people behind.
Lord, help me to find and recognize the responsibility that You have put aside just for me in the Body of Christ. Thank You for making a place for me in Your Kingdom and for creating me for a special function there.