1. Is it in the Bible?
Lu 3:11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
Ro 1:11 For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established;
2. What do we believe it means?
The gift of ministry is imparted from one person to another.
3. What does it really mean?
This is one of those buzzwords that is true, yet is taken too far by our wrong traditions. Yes, ministry was imparted ((check)) by the laying on of hands, but it certainly is not an affirmation of the "authority" of "elders". Rather it is a common practice in the Bible church. there is no command in the Bible to limit this action to only a select few. This act has been incorporated, by tradition, into the "ordination" of "officers" within the church. It has been turned into a ceremony, when it should be common every day practice.
We should be imparting ministry to others every chance we have!