When asked what ministry looks like, I occasionally grin and reply, "We set up chairs, take down chairs; set up chairs, take down chairs..."
It is said we do a lot of the stuff we'd rather not do in order that we can do what we wish to do.
This from Oswald Chambers cleans it up and clears it up (and perhaps convicts it up?)
"Drudgery is one of the finest tests to determine the genuineness of our character. Drudgery is work that is far removed from anything we think of as ideal work. It is the utterly hard, menial, tiresome, and dirty work. And when we experience it, our spirituality is instantly tested and we will know whether or not we are spiritually genuine."