The Prophet is a minister that embodies part of Christ. They are there to show Christ to the world, as a Prophet.
The New Testament Prophet serves for a number of functions. They are here to equip the saints – to teach others how to operate in the gift of prophecy, in love. The Prophet also encourages and edifies people, often through the gift of prophecy. The Prophet imparts wisdom about the prophetic to non prophetic people, that they may have discernment when encountering those that claim to be prophetic. The Prophet helps people discover their God-given purpose and callings. And the Prophet mentors other younger Prophets.