We are called— you and me …
by Christ today to come and follow him in some active way. Just passively sitting back and quietly doing the minimum required of our faith is not enough. It never was, and never will be. Christ calls us to action and involvement. Now is the time. The Lord is calling you to help build His Kingdom. Right here. Right now. So take a look at our ministries. Think about it. Pray about it. Discuss it with your family and friends and make the decision to give something a try. There is something for every type of interest, for every amount of time.
How to find the right Ministry?
There are numerous ministry opportunities available. The key is to find a ministry that you would enjoy and are capable of doing. It’s also important to make sure that your commitment matches what that ministry calls for.
The following questions can help you discern:
- Do you prefer to work alone or as part of a team?
- Are you better behind the scenes or do you prefer to take a more visible role?
- How much time are you willing to commit?
- How much responsibility are you ready to take on?
- What skills and experiences can you share?
- What is important to you?
In your search for the right ministry opportunity, don’t limit yourself to just one specific area of ministry. Sometimes an opportunity looks great on paper, but the reality is quite different. Try to visit ministry events and get a feel for what they are like . Reach out to the facilitators or staff liaison for that area of parish life if you have specific questions about one or more ministries.
Think about it. Pray about it.
Discuss it with your family and friends and make the decision to give something a try!