In most systems of Christian belief the Church is comprised of two broad areas of function. Firstly we have the hierarchy of the ministry or priesthood who minister to the people of the church who comprise the "Lay Faithful" or… Full Answer
Lay ministry is a ministry of all Christians. This could include reading in Church, praying for others, visiting the sick, and, if accredited as a lay minister, leading some kinds of worship - but not Eucharistic worship. Ordination is the… Full Answer
Keith R. Knill has written: 'New learning models for facilitating lay Christian ministry at St. Paul's United Church' -- subject(s): Christian leadership, History, Lay ministry, St. Paul's United Church (Oak Ridges, Ont.)
A commissioned minister is a lay person who performs specific church-related ministry that is recognized by an association but does not require the administration of the sacraments. In the United Church of Christ, commissioned ministry is one of three ministries.
Gerald R. Niklas has written: 'The making of a pastoral person' -- subject(s): Catholic Church, Lay ministry, Pastoral theology, Clergy 'Ministry to the hospitalized' -- subject(s): Church work with the sick, Pastoral medicine, Catholic Church
Depends which role they are called to fulfill, there are lots of ministries within the church. For example, music ministry, reading, eucharistic ministry, teaching, prayer leading, hospitality (pouring the cups of tea after special events!) and there are many many… Full Answer
William E. Diehl has written: 'Monday Connection, The' -- subject(s): Christian life, Christian stewardship, Work, Christianity 'Ministry in daily life' -- subject(s): Lay ministry 'Thank God, it's Monday!' -- subject(s): Christian life, Laity