The Commission on Ministry is sponsoring its annual workshop on discernment, which takes place Saturday, June 13. “Discovery Day—My Call: Lay, Priest or Deacon?” is a required first step for anyone discerning a call to ordained ministry, it’s in no way limited to such individuals. We explore and celebrate the ministry of all the baptized, and look at ministry development in each of the four orders: laity, deacons, priests, and bishops. We will include information about the opportunity for licensed lay ministries, a way to help people focus on and train for a particular area of ministry in the parish.
Following the workshop, participants may choose to participate in a 12-week exploration called Inquirers Group to enhance their appreciation of how the four orders of ministry complement each other in fulfilling the mission of the Church, and to discern where they fit into that mission. Inquirers Group is required for those seeking ordination. It also offers the opportunity for those already engaged in active ministry to renew their call to a particular ministry or to explore new ways to respond to God’s call.
The workshop will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1071 Pajaro St, Salinas from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9:30 am coffee and gathering). To register, email Dottie Fuller by June 8, at email@example.com. Please put “Discovery Day” in the subject line and mention your parish in the email. A donation of $10 for lunch and materials is requested at the door. Thank you!