For most people, their vocation or ministry will be in the places they live their every day, in work places, schools, churches, homes and communities.  

 How do I find out what my Everyday Ministry could be? 

The Five marks of Mission are a great place to start from:

  1. To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
  2. To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
  3. To respond to human need by loving service
  4. To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
  5. To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth

So an every day ministry could be encouraging an eco-friendly approach in your workplace or volunteering in a local community group. It could be helping someone in a debt service as a buddy or supporting a domestic violence charity with some admin. It might look like something you have done before or something completely different.

Other ways to find out could include:

  • Harnessing your passions and interests. This can be the perfect beginning place to work out your possible ministry.
  • Working out which of the five marks of mission resonates with you the most and following this into a plan.
  • Thinking through your (shared) Way of Life and how this might enable you to make the ‘very radical demands of the gospel a practical reality in daily life’ (St Benedict)
  • Looking up local community groups, charities and volunteering opportunities .
  • Talking to people who know you well can bring ideas.
  • Thinking about the people or places where you spend time and working out how you might bring more of your faith into action.
  • Your everyday ministry might be being more intentional about being a Christian in the places you spend time.

If you’d like to talk to someone who can help, ask your local vicar for a chat. They may help you get in touch with one of our Diocesan Vocations Advisors.