ministry [rel.] - geistliches Amt
ministry [rel.] - das Predigtamt
the ministry [rel.] - der geistliche Stand
the ministry [rel.] - die Geistlichkeit kein Pl.
the ministry [rel.] - das Priestertum
ministry to the unemployed [rel.] - die Arbeitslosenbetreuung (kirchlich)Dictionary: ministry
AHD 5th ed.:
ministry - 1. the act of serving; ministration. 2a. The profession and services of a minister. b. The clergy. c. The period of service of a minister. ...
Oxford Amer. Dict. & Thes.:
ministry - ... 3: the work or office of a minister of religion.
Random House unabridged:
ministry - 1. the service, functions, or profession of a minister of religion. 2. the body or class of ministers of religion; clergy. ... 7. the term of office of a minister. 8. the act or an instance of ministering; ministration; service. ...
Webster's 3rd unabridged:
ministry - 1: the action of ministering: the performance of any service or function for another: MINISTRATION ... 2: the office, duties, or functions of a minister of religion ... 4: the body of ordained ministers of religion: CLERGY ... 6 a: the period of service of a minister of religion b: the total life of service of a religious figure ...
It has been commonly recognized that the highest call for any Christian is the call into "full-time Christian service," that is, the ordained ministry. ... The problem with all of this is that it is unbiblical and certainly not consitent with the model established by Jesus. ...
It was during the Christendom period that a hierarchical structure developed in the Christian church. The kleros (clergy) became the ones who ministered, and the laos (laity) became those to whom they ministered. ...
We know how to bring people into ministries of the congregation--teaching, singing, ushering, serving on boards and committees-- ... But we don't know how to sent people out beyond the boundaries of the congregation to minister in and to the world. ...
This book deals with three crucial needs for ministry in daily life: Christians must be affirmed for their ministries, equipped to better carry them out, and supported in various ways by the congregation.
—William E. Diehl, Ministry in Daily Life: A practical guide for congregations
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