Quick revelation from the Holy Ghost today during my time of devotion.
Ministry is about being reconciled to God through Jesus Christ. The purpose of a true ministry is to move people in the direction of getting right with God.
I see so many “programs” in churches referred to as “ministries” that don’t quite meet this standard: Does the “ministry” move people to get right with God through his son, Jesus Christ?
The basis for these thoughts?
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; (2 Corinthians 5:18 KJV)
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. (2 Corinithians 5:20 KJV)
Be ye reconciled to God.