“The gifts [Christ] gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” Ephesians 4:11-12
When we read or hear the word “Ministry” we often think of it as something clergy do or we think it is an activity of the congregation as a way to help those in need (like doing service work). While these are part of ministry, these things are not the only ways ministry is accomplished. This may seem odd, but the work a Christian performs in their given vocation is a form of ministry.
The work of a Christian who works anywhere, be it plumber, farmer, engineer, adminstrator, CPA, lawyer, electrictrian, manager, car mechanic, builder, homemaker, or any other God-given vocation, does ministry.
As such, thank you for your ministry. Thank you for doing God’s work every day. Sometimes it might not seem to be much to you, but it matters and is more impactful than you can imagine.
God continue to be with you,
Yours in Christ, Pastor Paul+