Ministry is not just something the “professional clergy” does, but something all Christians are called to do.
The Bible gives a wonderful overview of the process by which the Church grows and matures:
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. — Ephesians 4:11-13
God gives some leaders to the Church, who (through the ministries of shepherding and the Word) equip the church members to exercise their own God-given gifts. The use of these gifts, in love and service (or “ministry” – same Greek word) to one another, causes the Church to grow.
God has blessed University Bible Church with some very gifted people with hearts for service! Here are some ways UBC serves the Lord in ministry.