Ministering Communities in Mission
Parishes in the Diocese of Newcastle which are seeking to respond to the call to be a Missional Church in which the gifting of every baptised Christian is recognised and affirmed are called “Ministering Communities in Mission.”
At the heart of this missional vision is the belief that God has given sufficient gifts to each local congregation for the ministry and mission to which they are called. We recognise too that each new member of a congregation brings additional gifts to the life of the Church. The vision encourages the development of lay ministry teams led by licensed Lay Ministers and the raising up of candidates for ordination who will minister principally in their local community. Licensed Lay Ministers and Deacons and Priests in local ministry do not receive stipends from the Church. These new forms of ministry will endeavour to multiply the mission of the Church.
For further information please contact the Office of Ministry Development at: email@example.com
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Visit www.schooloftheology.net to find out information about the Newcastle School of Theology and how you can become a ministering community in mission.