The scripture says that Christ gave gifts to men. Two of these gifts mentioned in the NT are apostles and prophets. What is the gift of an apostle or of a prophet? To mature the saints the Bible says. There are true apostles and prophets and there are self-proclaimed apostles and prophets in our modern day. Many churches discard these gifts as not needed today, yet we see mostly weak and ineffective believers struggling to live victoriously and failing to conquer sin and their old nature. The majority of Pastors of churches seem to think that this is fine. They fail to accept equals in church leadership. In their mind leadership is earned through works. A degree from an educational institution is first and paramount. An agreement with most, if not all, of their thinking is required. An acceptance of mediocrity is enforced by Pastors in order to not rock the boat of attendees adhering to the ‘their’ church. According to the Bible this is not church leadership. This is something entirely different that is using God’s people and the name of Christ. We have largely false or inadequate church leadership in North America today. There can be no other conclusion after reading the scriptures.