He is the One who gave some the gift to be apostles.
He gave some the gift to be prophets.
He gave some the gift of preaching the good news.
And He gave some the gift to be pastors and teachers.
He did it so that they might prepare God's people to serve.
If they do, the body of Christ will be built up.
That will continue until we all become one in the faith and in the knowledge of God's Son. Then we will be grown up in the faith. We will receive everything that Christ has for us.
(Ephesians 4:11-13, NIRV)