Ministerial Staff

Ministers may perform some or all of the following duties:
• assist in coordinating volunteers and church community groups
• conduct marriage ceremonies, funerals and memorial services, participate in the ordination of other clergy, and confirming young people as members of a local church
• encourage local church endeavors
• engage in welfare and community services activities of communities
• establish new local churches
• keep records as required by civil or church law
• plan and conduct services of public worship
• preach
• pray and encourage others to be Theo centric (that is, God-focused)
• preside over sacraments (also called ordinances) of the church. Such as: (1) the Lord's Supper (a name derived from 1 Corinthians 11:20), also known as the Lord's Table (taken from 1 Corinthians 10:21), or Holy Communion, and (2) the Baptism of adults and/or children
• provide leadership to the congregation, or church community
• refer people to community support services, psychologists or doctors
• research and study religion, Scripture and theology
• supervise prayer and discussion groups, retreats and seminars, and provide religious instruction
• teach on spiritual and theological subjects
• train leaders for church, community and youth leadership
• work on developing relationships and networks within the religious community
• provide pastoral care in various contexts
• provide personal support to people in crisis, such as illness, bereavement and family breakdown
• visit the sick and elderly to counsel and comfort them and their families
• administer Last Rites when designated to do so