In this pandemic, pastors are getting input from all sides. This has caused me to want to be more sensitive to the challenges they are facing. This is not a comfortable time to be a pastor. Not all of the input they receive is kind, loving, or sensitive. Since pastors are the ones tasked with creating an environment where the Church can flourish, this is a time for apostles and prophets to listen to what a pastor is sensing is best for the people they shepherd. The five equipping gifts are a team, not a hierarchy. Each gift has a unique contribution to make in the maturing process of the Church. These equipping gifts work best when they function in mutual submission to each other.