In the dictionary ministry as defined as – the work of a minister. Minister is defined as – a person authorised to conduct religious worship – attend the wants and needs of others.
Ministry has nothing to do with whether you get paid or not. It is a calling by God to represent Him in the world. Jesus called His twelve disciples. He didn’t draft them, force them or ask them to volunteer and He didn’t offer to pay them He chose them to serve Him in a special way. And, He calls us today. He doesn’t twist our arm to make us do something we don’t want to do. Ministry is a choice. He chooses us and we have to choose to follow Him.
God can use anyone, paid or unpaid in ministry, no matter what our circumstances are. He uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things and He wants to use YOU!
A pay cheque doesn’t affect the power of the Holy Spirit working in and through us.