We make too big a deal about ministry. “Ministers” preach from the pulpit while we sit and listen. Then we go home. That’s a scenario that Jesus never intended. And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:15) He didn’t stop and clarify that He was talking only to clergy. It was a pretty open command.
There is no distinction between secular and non-secular. We are all called to be ministers of the gospel. Those who work in “ministry” can’t actually go into all the world, because their realm is typically in the church. It’s the rest of us with jobs and families that touch the rest of the world. It’s up to us to be “ministers” to them.
Everything you do is a testimony for Jesus. Will you act in generosity and kindness? Will you work in wisdom and revelation? Will you heal the sick and bless the brokenhearted? You have the capacity to be Jesus where the “church” cannot. It’s not just a good idea, it’s a command. God is relying on you to reach your community. That’s why He put you there.
You are a missionary whether you wanted to be one or not. Your life is to honor God, and when you do that, you touch all the world around you. Imagine if every believer took up that ministry! Be a blessing and release the kingdom.