A Scientology minister plays a role that is both traditional and uniquely nontraditional at the same time. It is traditional that much of his work is aimed at helping the infirm, the estranged and the saddened.
What is not traditional, however, is that he can do more than offer them sympathy and compassion based only upon common sense and faith. With the tools provided by L. Ron Hubbard, he can actually better their conditions.
Some of the various ministerial services available in Scientology are: