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Ministry may refer to:


Government

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Ministry (collective executive) In constitutional usage in Commonwealth realms, a ministry (usually preceded by the definite article, i.e., the ministry) is a collective body of government minister (government), ministers led by a head of government, such as a prime minister. I ...
, the complete body of government ministers under the leadership of a prime minister *
Ministry (government department) Ministry or department, also less commonly used secretariat, office, or directorate are designations used by a first-level Executive (government), executive bodies in the Machinery of government, machinery of governments that manage a specific s ...
, a department of a government


Religion

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Christian ministry In Christianity Christianity is an Abrahamic The Abrahamic religions, also referred to collectively as the world of Abrahamism and Semitic religions, are a group of Semitic-originated religion Religion is a social system, social ...
, activity by Christians to spread or express their faith **
Minister (Christianity) In Christianity Christianity is an , based on the and of . It is the , with about 2.5 billion followers. Its adherents, known as , make up a majority of the population in , and believe that is the , whose coming as the was in the ...
, clergy authorized by a church or religious organization to perform teaching or rituals **
Ordination Ordination is the process by which individuals are , that is, set apart and elevated from the class to the , who are thus then (usually by the composed of other clergy) to perform various religious . The process and ceremonies of ordination va ...

Ordination
, the process by which individuals become clergy *
Ministry of Jesus In the Christian gospels, the ministry of Jesus begins with his baptism in the countryside of Roman Judea and Transjordan, near the river Jordan by John the Baptist, and ends in Jerusalem in Christianity, Jerusalem, following the Last Supper ...
, activities described in the Christian gospels * ''Ministry'' (magazine), a magazine for pastors published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church


Music

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Ministry (band) Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1981 by producer, singer and instrumentalist Al Jourgensen. Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry evolved into one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the late 19 ...
, an American industrial metal band *
Ministry of Sound Ministry of Sound or Ministry of Sound Group is a multimedia Multimedia is a form of communication that combines different such as , , , , or into a single interactive presentation, in contrast to ...
, a London nightclub and record label


Fiction

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Ministry (comics) ''Ministry'' is a horror Horror may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Genres *Horror fiction, a genre of fiction **Japanese horror, Japanese horror fiction **Korean horror, Korean horror fiction *Horror film, a film genre *Horror comics ...
, a horror comic book created by writer-artist Lara J. Phillips *
Ministry of Magic The Ministry of Magic is the government of the Magical community of Britain in J. K. Rowling Joanne Rowling ( ;Rowling, J.K. (16 February 2007). Accio Quote (accio-quote.org). Retrieved 28 April 2008. born 31 July 1965), better known b ...
, governing body in the ''Harry Potter'' series *
Ministry of Darkness The Ministry of Darkness was a villainous professional wrestling Professional wrestling is a form of entertainment and performing art, which combines athletics with performance. It comprises of exhibitions, called 'matches', held by touri ...
, a professional wrestling stable led by
The Undertaker Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965), better known by the ring name A ring name is a type of stage name A stage name is a pseudonym A pseudonym () (originally: ψευδώνυμος in Greek) or alias () is a fictitious name tha ...

The Undertaker


See also

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Minister (disambiguation) Minister may refer to: * Minister (Christianity)Image:LutheranClergy.JPG, upA Lutheran minister wearing a Geneva gown and Bands (neckwear), bands. In many churches, ministers wear distinctive clothing, called vestments, when presiding over service ...
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Department (disambiguation) Department may refer to: * DepartmentalizationDepartmentalization (or departmentalisation) refers to the process of grouping activities into departments. Division of labour creates Expert, specialists who need :wikt:coordination, coordination. This ...
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Public Ministry (disambiguation)Public ministry may refer to: Christianity * Public ministry of Jesus * Public ministers in Christian churches, such as pastors and priests. This term is used especially in State Churches or churches derived from State Churches, where the position is ...
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