Ministry and Vocation

Ways of serving God through an authorised ministry.

At their baptism all Christians begin a life of service to God. Their ministry can be developed in a variety of ways through a person’s ordinary life and work: in all situations a Christian aims to serve and please God, and to show God’s love to others.

Some people are called and equipped by God to specific ministries within the life of the church. Details on these pages explore various options.

Vocations – An area to help people explore God’s calling to a special area of ministry, or consider how God might want them to serve him more fully. Including the Fellowship of Vocation.

Ordained Local Ministry (OLM) – An ordained ministry with a distinctive focus on a local community. (See also Wakefield Ministry Consultancy.)

Bishop’s Certificate in Pastoral Ministry – Support and training for lay pastoral ministry.

Readers – A ministry of leadership and teaching in worship, pastoral care and mission.

Support Pages

Awake

Bishops Certificate in Pastoral Ministry

Bishop’s Development Fund

Care of Clergy

Children And Youth

Children and Youth: Ideas

Children and Youth: Participation and Listening

Children and Youth: Support

Children and Youth: Towards Good Practice

Children and Youth: Worship

Children, Youth and Families: WHAT’S ON

Christening / Baptism

Church Music

Communications Press and Media

Communion and Confirmation

Continuing Ministerial Education (CME)

Curriculum Resources

Deanery Deliveries

Development and Support

Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC)

Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship

Diocesan Offices

Diocesan Registry

Disability and access

Ecumenical

Education

Education and Training

Education Contacts

Education Links

Education News and Events

Environment

Fairtrade

Faiths

Giving

Godly Play

Hospices

Hospital Chaplaincy

Learning And Training

Legal Notices

Local Authority Agreed Syllabuses

Media Contacts

Ministry among deaf people

Ministry and Vocation

Ministry of Healing

Mission

Mothers Union

Ordained Local Ministry

Organisations

Our MOT

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Parish MOT

Parish Spotlights

Patronage

Prayer and Spirituality

Prayer for Schools

Property

Publications and Resources

Racial Justice

Readers

Records Office

Resource Centres

Resources Mirfield

Retired clergy

Retreats

Rural

Safeguarding

School Reports

Services with Signing

SIAMS Inspections and Documentation

Social Responsibility

Society of Catholic Priests (SCP)

Spiritual Direction

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Theology and Society

Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis

Tourism

Vocation

Wakefield Anglican Cursillo

Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield Diocesan Drama Committee

Wakefield Ministry Consultancy

Wakefield Resource Centre

What Are Church Schools?

Working with the media

Worship and Liturgy