Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.
(Ephesians 4:11)
The Emergency Medical System (EMS) has many levels of support to organize resources for major accidents or disasters. Hospitals collaborate care with the fire and police departments all under the authority of an incident commander in an effort to save lives. Under the authority of Christ the church as a hospital for souls has appointed organizational leaders who serve in an effort to rescue lives from eternal death.