The New Testament teaches us that all believers are "priests" empowered by the Holy Spirit to mediate God's presence in the world. In fact, Paul taught extensively about this topic in his letters, because he did not want the church to be unaware of the way God worked through all of its members in the Holy Spirit. 

"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work. Now to each one and the same Spirit is given the common good." (1 Corinthians 12: 4-7).

It is for this reason, that Columbia has many different ministers and ministries. We are all tasked with knowing the Lord and spreading His good word. These many ministries help us to do just that.