A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in:

Evangelization of the world.
Mark 16:15-20

Worship of God.
John 4:23,24

Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son.
Ephesians 4:11-16

Meeting human needs with ministries of love and compassion.
Psalms 112:9, Galatians 2:10, Galatians 6:10, James 1:27