The ministry of lay persons is to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be; and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world; and to take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the church.
The fundamental ministry of each baptized Christian is not what one does in the church. Instead, it is the way in which you live into your baptismal promises in the world. In your daily life and work, in interactions with family and friends, as you bear witness to Christ, working to reconcile people to God in their neighbor, you are fulfilling your baptized ministry. After that, each baptized Christian is also called to take her or his place in the life, worship, and governance of the church.