Prophets pretty generally make nuisances of themselves (like Jesus did!); they remind people of unpleasant realities that they have averted their eyes from. But they also open to peoples' consciousness the wonderful possibilities (as Jesus did!).
They have visions which they share freely, of things that seem wildly improbable to ordinary folk.
Ministers ostensibly have a prophetic role to play in their
communities, in addition to priestly and pastoral functions, but in present day churches the prophetic function seems remarkably rare, if not completely absent. Those preachers who presume to be prophetic usually come up with tepid prophecies about relatively inconsequential things; rarely an economic prophesy like the prophets of old and never a political one. Too controversial; we must avoid controversy at any cost; to be controversial means to "flee to the next town".
That of course is to be expected; prophesy is costly. Isaiah spent quite a while in the bottom of a cistern; Ezekiel spent six months in his underwear: three on each side-- eating dung; Jesus was crucified. No such types today!
But we must do it-- or worship the past.
"Would to God that all the Lord's people were prophets." (Moses, Numbers 11:29)