Ministry is people assisting people in Christian faith development. Ministry doesn’t happen just in the church, but it does happen in the church and through the auspices of the church. Ministry is the reason the church exists.

Ministry is people offering Christ to one another and serving Christ and one another. In the church, ministry is accomplished through worship, the church school, special groups, the sacraments and much more. Everything the church is and does is a system that delivers ministry.

— Ezra Earl Jones