The first responsibility of the church and its pastors and teachers is to faithfully teach and preach the word of God. This is how the body grows!
“…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
“They devoted themselves to the apostles teaching…"
“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.”
I Cor. 1:21
“…God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe.”
II Tim. 4:1-5
“…I give you this charge: Preach the Word; ... For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.”