What Is Ministry? 




Ezekiel Okpe Temple

For most of my life, the word “ministry” was reserved for the elite, extra-spiritual pastors among us. People were “called to the ministry” and “doing ministry” in ways that always seemed to be in front of a crowd, preferably with a microphone.


The only exception was when we watched a slideshow of missionaries overseas “doing ministry” among unreached people. And even for me, when I was growing up, I felt a “call to ministry” that meant I was going to preach to people. In some ways, the idea of ministry was actually blown out of proportion.

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But then, as I got older and actually began to be in ministry myself, as a pastor, I realized that my mentality and beliefs about ministry were irresponsibly too narrow and unbiblical. To be honest, there have even been times that I went too far and minimized the work of the ministry. So, as with most things in life, we need to find the right balance.


I am at the point now where I believe (with the risk of sounding irreverent) that every follower of Christ is essentially “called to the ministry” because ministry is simply what we do for God.


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