"The people of God are essentially a prophetic community. While we are also a pastoral community and the flock of God does need to be shepherded, we are not essentially to be a shepherding community. We must not forget that our raison d'etre is to be God's voice to the world".
Terry Virgo - "Christ's Ascension Gifts" in "Preach the Word!" (ed. Greg Haslam) - (2006) Sovereign World - (p191).