It has rightly been said that baptism is the ordination of the laity (Zizioulas). We are not baptised simply to be “saved”, but to be people who share the god news of the Gospel with others in word and life.
That said, the Church has traditionally recognised three specialised ministries: the diaconate, the priesthood and the episcopacy, often known as ordained ministries. These are meant to enable the laity in their ministry of evangelisation. Too often, regrettably, they have been viewed as positions of power and authority, despite Our Lord’s teaching to the contrary. Deacons are meant to be confident in preaching the word and making it live for others, and to have a “pastoral heart”: to stand alongside others , especially in times of need. Priests usually combine that ministry with the providing of sacraments to God’s people. In particular, they preside at the Eucharist, and offer reconciliation: the authority to forgive sins which Jesus left to his apostles. Bishops should be a focus of unity to the local church. All are called to be living witness, like the laity, of God’s love for us in Christ.
If you believe that you have a call to serve either as a deacon or priest, please talk to the Rector about testing this vocation. Such calls must always be tested and validated by the church; they are never a simple matter of a personal feeling.