2 CORINTHIANS 3:5-6 NIV
5 Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for
ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
6 He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant —
not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but
the Spirit gives life.
A minister’s job is turning people to God.
No one has to appoint you, ordain you, or give you credentials
to make you a minister.
A minister is one who serves — serves God, and people, by
turning people to God so they can receive help.
Being a minister does not require you to have a title such as
pastor, bishop, or priest.
While it is true that God does call some to special places of
ministry, it is a mistake to think that we all cannot, or
should not, minister.
A minister is a middle-man like a real estate agent. A person
can find out about God on their own with a Bible, just like
someone can buy a house directly, but it is easier and faster
to have a more experienced person who knows the territory help
Someone who helps another is a minister. You can do that.