Definitions: (1) acting as a helpful instrument or means; (2) giving care or aid; service-oriented; (3) providing information <often of a spiritual nature>; (4) fulfilling a duty prescribed by law, ethics, or morality; (5) an act in obedience to objective reality

• The true character of ministry is a servant’s heart. — Harold Ashton Warner (1917–2012) Australian journalist
Love never ends or fails. Everything must be based on love – the relation between two friends, ministry, service; every field must be based on love. Why? Because God is Love. — Pope Theodoros II (840–897) 116th Catholic Pope (Served only 20 days before dying)