WAITING… is part of the Ministry Division’s
work to encourage young Christians aged 13-30 to think about what God might be
calling them to do with their lives, and in particular, whether their vocation
might be to ordained ministry.
Many young people may feel interested in Christian ministry, but want to find
out a bit more before they ‘declare’ themselves.
Perhaps they feel that God is calling them,
but they need some help in testing and exploring that sense of calling.
They’ll definitely have lots of questions, not least of which is how a life
spent in ministry may differ from a career elsewhere!
THE MINISTRY DIVISION
The Ministry Division is part of the Archbishops’ Council within the
Church of England. It is responsible for advising the House of Bishops,
individual bishops and members of diocesan staff about matters relating to:
- Vocations, recruitment & selection
- Theological education &
- Deployment, remuneration & conditions of service
- Supporting & encouraging the ministries of deaf & disabled people, and the
ministries of those who work with them.
Find out more about the
Talk to a Young Vocations Champion near you
THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
The Church of England is the official national
Church in England. It is part of the Anglican Communion, a worldwide
group of churches in fellowship with one another and sharing a common heritage.
Anglicans make up 16% of Christians across the world, with more than 70 million
members across 161 countries on every continent.
There is great diversity
within the Church of England in both theology and styles of worship. Some
churches are very similar to Roman Catholic churches; some are more Protestant
or Evangelical—most churches are in the middle, and combine aspects of both.
When you visit another Anglican church anywhere in the world, you will find
things which are similar and things which are different.
England is split into
large areas called dioceses, which are overseen by a bishop. Each diocese has a
cathedral, in which the bishop has his ‘seat’ (in Latin, cathedra) for teaching
and preaching. The bishop looks after the many priests and people in his
diocese, and the priests care for the people of their parish. Every part of the
country has a parish church so that all people are included.
Find out more at
the Church of England website.
With thanks to
ARC (Accueil, Rencontre, Communauté UK) for content about the
Church of England.
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