Ministry Defined


“Ministry” is from the Greek word diakoneo, meaning “to serve” or douleuo, meaning “to serve as a slave.” In the New Testament, ministry is seen as service to our God, as well as, to other people in His name. Jesus provided the example of a Christian ministry to us—He came not to receive service from His people, but to give it to them.
Matthew 20:28 (ESV)
“even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45 (ESV)
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

We as Christians are to minister out of our devotion to Christ and our love for all people, whether they are believers or not. A Christian should minister by meeting other’s needs with Love and Humility on Christ’s behalf. Ministry to others is always to be impartial and unconditional, always seeking to help others as Jesus would and did.