An excerpt from “BIBLEref” entitled, “What Does Ephesians 4:11 Mean?” states: “Apostles primarily traveled to share the gospel and start new congregations. Pastors and teachers focused on leading a particular congregation or possibly groups of local house churches.” This article may be viewed at: https://www.bibleref.com/Ephesians/4/Ephesians-4-11.html Jesus empowered chosen leaders to assist in establishing His Church (family of believers). [Reflection is based on the Bible Reference – Ephesians 4:11]
Application: God’s family, the Church, has received the benefit of God’s gifts. Today, evangelists, pastors and teachers share the inspired word of God, the Bible, with both believers and non-believers. From the time John the Baptist preached repentance until today a multitude of people have become part of God’s family.