Are you called by God to ministry? For some Christians, it becomes clear that God is asking them to take on particular ministries within the church and the Okeford benefice encourages and supports all forms of lay ministry.
Lay ministry is very varied: it may be becoming a church officer like a churchwarden; it may be being a sacristan or a verger. Other lay ministries are formally commissioned by the Diocese: lay pastoral assistants help the clergy with visiting and care of parishioners. Lay Worship Leaders take responsibility for leading worship, prayers and midweek learning. Other lay ministry is licensed by the Diocese: Licenced Lay Ministers are authorised to take services of the word, to preach, to lead funerals and offer communion by extension. All ministries are supported with role training, DBS checking and safeguarding training.
Other people may feel called by God to ordained ministry.
For every sort of calling or question please visit: https://salisburycalling.org.