Equip Not Whip
The call to the 5 fold ministry is not a call to do the work of the ministry but to equip the believer to do the work of the ministry.
Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV And He Himself gave some to be apostles,some prophets,some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,for the EQUIPPING of the saints for the work of the ministry,for the edifying of the body of Christ.....
Whenever spiritual leadership neglects to equip believers in the local church they eventually run out of steam and end up having to whip them weekly to keep them motivated and committed.
Let us look at ``Equipping and Not Whipping`` in more detail.