When The Lord gave the 5-fold Ministry gifts, the Bible clearly states that they are for teaching/training Believers to grow to maturity, to serve effectively, to edify the body so they won’t be tossed by every wave of doctrine like babies. Our focus should be to disciple God’s to live for God, serve Him as we wait for His appearing. Luke 10:19-20.
“He also gave apostles, prophets, missionaries, as well as pastors and teachers as gifts to his church. Their purpose is to prepare God’s people, to serve, and to build up the body of Christ. This is to continue until all of us are united in our faith and in our knowledge about God’s Son, until we become mature, until we measure up to Christ, who is the standard. Then we will no longer be little children, tossed and carried about by all kinds of teachings that change like the wind. We will no longer be influenced by people who use cunning and clever strategies to lead us astray.” Eph. 4:11-14 (GW)