Ephesians 4 calls us to unity. That is our calling as believers. The author begs us to lead a life worthy of our calling. With humility and gentleness, patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace, we are called to remember that there is one body … one Spirit … one Lord, one faith, one baptism … one God (Ephesians 4:1-4).
In Jesus Christ we have been given apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers so that all the saints may be equipped for ministry, to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-12). Our leaders are called truly to be leaders. We are invited to come to a place where we speak the truth in love, such that we grow together into Christ. When we work properly, the body builds itself up in love (Ephesians 4:15-16). This is a profound call to unity, perhaps the most profound in all of Scripture.