Make a difference in this world, for God’s sake!
The world is changing.
The church has a role to play, to be Christ’s body in this changing world.
The church needs leaders who can help God’s people to fulfill this calling.
The world needs priests who can show it just how much God loves it.
Is that you?
Do you love Christ, and want to serve him by making a difference in the church and the world?
Do you have a vision for what the church could be, to serve God in this ever-changing context?
Have you ever wondered whether the Spirit might be calling you to be a priest?
We need people who are:
- passionate about their faith in Jesus Christ
- creative thinkers and doers
- able to interpret this culture to the church, and the church to this culture;
- authentically living with integrity
- entrepreneurial leaders, ready to take on new challenges
- committed to being a part of the Anglican Church, and excited about exploring news ways of doing that
- inspiring leaders, team builders and team playerscompassionate towards the needs of others
- spiritually and emotionally mature
- committed to continual growth and renewal for themselves and the church
This is not an easy life. Serving God in the church and the world doesn’t come with many guarantees. But there are a few:
- it is almost never boring
- there is no shortage of challenges
- in the end, it is always worth it
Some things will never change. The church will always need its priests to:
- read, study and teach the Word of God
- bring God’s people together to celebrate Holy Eucharist
- baptize new believers in Jesus Christ
- pray, and teach others to pray
- care deeply for those who are hurting, in all sorts of ways
- challenge the unjust structures of our society
- celebrate the marriage of those whom God brings together
- assist people to mark the end of the life of a loved one
The timeless things should never change. How we do them probably will.
There are many ways for you to begin, or continue, this conversation.
You could talk further with a priest you already know, or use our “Find a Church/Clergy” function to find a priest in your community.