God's plan to the church
God has supernaturally enabled the church to minister to people whether they be in the church or out in the world, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
All through the scriptures we find the Holy Spirit enabling people to accomplish God's will and purposes.
Jesus promised His disciples that they would receive the Holy Spirit.
Act 1:8But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
According to the Apostle Peter this was for all Christians of every era.
For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, [even] as many as the Lord our God shall call. (see all of Ch. 2)
By the Holy Spirit, God has blessed the church with gifts and callings to effectively minister to peoples spiritual needs as well as to the physical needs.
1Co 12:4Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another [divers] kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:
11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Ephesians 4:11 And He gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
It was never God's intent that just the Pastor would minister to people. It takes a variety of calls and gifts to be effective. Paul compare the church to the human body in 1 Corinthians 12:22-27 and says that every part is needed. A Pastor cannot do it all.
A few examples