Friedens United Church of Christ recognizes that God calls the WHOLE church and EVERY member to participate in and extend the ministry of Jesus Christ by witnessing to the Gospel in church and in society.
What is Ministry? Ministry takes many forms and is the calling and purpose of all who are baptized. We can ministry as we give and as we receive. We minister as we offer prayers for others and as we receive the gift of others’ prayers for us. We return our gifts from God by offering our time, money, skill, compassion, acceptance and presence. We minister through meditation and Bible study as well as faithful action. Our daily work can be ministry. We can minister in a way that touches one person or we can minister through change that reached many.
Your Gifts for Ministry. The Holy Spirit provides a variety of gifts. All members of Christ’s church are called to discover, with the help of their church community, the gifts they have received and to use them for the building up of the body of Christ, the church, and for service to the world that establishes God’s kingdom today. Your gifts may be sharing the gospel in word and deed, healing, praying, teaching and learning, serving, guiding and following, and inspiring.
While all Christians are called to pray, read the Bible, and work for justice, different situations call for different gifts. You can learn more about spiritual gifts from Romans 12″6-8, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 and Ephesians 4:11-12