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ministers, plural;
  1. Attend to the needs of (someone)
    • - her doctor was busy ministering to the injured
  2. Provide (something necessary or helpful)
    • - the story was able to minister true consolation
  3. Act as a minister of religion

  4. Administer (a sacrament)

  1. A member of the clergy, esp. in Protestant churches

  2. The superior of some religious orders

  3. (in certain countries) A head of a government department
    • - Britain's defense minister
  4. A diplomatic agent, usually ranking below an ambassador, representing a state or sovereign in a foreign country

  5. A person or thing used to achieve or convey something
    • - the Angels are ministers of the Divine Will

  1. attend to the wants and needs of others; "I have to minister to my mother all the time"
  2. curate: a person authorized to conduct religious worship; "clergymen are usually called ministers in Protestant churches"
  3. a person appointed to a high office in the government; "Minister of Finance"
  4. work as a minister; "She is ministering in an old parish"
  5. a diplomat representing one government to another; ranks below ambassador
  6. the job of a head of a government department
  7. Politics of Albania takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democracy is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. ...
  8. In the Catholic Church the term minister enjoys a variety of usages. It most commonly refers to the person, whether lay or ordained, who is commissioned to perform some act on behalf of the Church. ...
  9. In Christian churches, a minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community.
  10. Diplomatic rank is the system of professional and social rank used in the world of diplomacy and international relations. Over time it has been formalized on an international basis.
  11. A minister is a politician who holds significant public office in a national or regional government. Senior ministers are members of the cabinet.
  12. (Ministry (band)) Ministry was an American industrial metal band founded by frontman Al Jourgensen in 1981. Originally a synthpop outfit, Ministry changed its style to industrial metal in the late 1980s. ...
  13. A person who is trained to perform religious ceremonies at a Protestant church; A politician who heads a ministry (national or regional government department for public service); At a diplomacy, the rank of diplomat directly below ambassador; Someone who serves others; To attend to; to tend
  14. (Ministers) These are members of the Government appointed by the Prime Minister. The PM can choose MPs or Lords to be ministers, and if they want someone outside of Parliament to be a minister they will usually make them a Lord to fulfil this rule, for example, Sir Alan Sugar. ...
  15. (Ministers) MPs or Peers who are in charge of governmental departments and make up the Government.  Senior ministers such as the Secretaries of State and the Chancellor of the Exchequer make up the Cabinet.
  16. (MINISTERS) Those recognized by a meeting as having a special gift for some aspect of ministry.  Some may  be recorded by their meeting and the yearly meeting.  Some who carry a concern that leads them to visit other meeting or groups in the wider world, may carry a "Travel Minute. ...
  17. (Ministers) At the top of the Puritan church hierarchy were ministers.  Most New England ministers had graduated from college, a privilege only available to the most gifted and the wealthy (Field 1-2). ...
  18. (Ministers) Historically, men and women who were recognized as being unusually inspired by the Spirit of God and provided most of the vocal messages in meeting for worship. ...
  19. (Ministers) The celebrant, officiant and any others (lay persons or ordained) who assist in the celebration of the liturgy.
  20. (Ministers) The members of Holy Redeemer Lutheran Church.
  21. (Ministry (Minister)) The Christian clergy.
  22. (Ministry) this is our term for what a person gives when they stand up and speak during meeting for worship. Ministry is inspired by the Spirit.
  23. The word ministry literally means "service." In the Christian life, it refers to specific roles, tasks and works of service designated by the Church.
  24. (MINISTRY) Gospel-inspired activity (generally referring to an individual rather than a group), with an emphasis on the attitude and approach brought to it.
  25. (Ministry) (noun): The profession of a pastor or person of the cloth. Ordained and credentialed professional who occupies a pulpit or is given the oversight of a congregation