Eph 4:12 for the perfecting of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ,
13 until we all arrive to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;
The church is the revelation of THE MAN, Christ Jesus, upon the earth.
Eph 4:15 but speaking the truth in love, we may grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ;
The church grows up into THE MAN in all things.
This growth comes through the revelation of THE MAN within the church.
The function of church leadership is to facilitate and mediate the revelation of The Man so that the church can grow up into Him in all things.
Joh 12:32 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.”
The church draws all people unto THE MAN, by propelling this internal revelation as external manifestation through spiritual gifts into the world.
Internal revelation and external manifestation.
This is the task of the church.
There is no other human entity that does this.
This is her global monopoly.
This is her 10 X better factor.
She needs to exploit this.
This is her niche market.