When God gave special ministerial gifts (Eph 4) as a blessing to the churches, there were Apostles Prophets Evangelists Pastor-Teachers Today we have some doing the work of apostles (missions is very close). Some proclaiming truth. Some gifted for evangelism. But we are finding a dearth of pastor-teachers. Men who have a rich education and can expound the depths of the word of God as a teacher must while at the same time shepherding and tending a flock. Many think teachers are dry lectures, boring. Heard a man speak like that and some said he was a "teacher-type". NOT SO. He was far from a true teacher. We have a thread on whether a pastor/preacher are synonyms. I question anyone called to "pastor" who is not a gifted "teacher". Thoughts?