Effective ministry requires INDIVIDUAL AND PERSONAL MOTIVATION AND COMMITMENT to align with your state in life and life circumstances, as well as with your God-given gifts and talents and your motivation for responding to God in your unique way.
Once parishioners try out ministry and start to sense their fit, it is important that we genuinely extend ourselves to help new members stay on so they can continue to use their skills and be fed by the ministry. Likewise, it is important for us to care for our members and leaders so that ministry remains a safe place to nourish our spiritual fitness.
For those interested in stepping up into a leadership role, we suggest planning for success by having potential new leaders walk side-by-side with existing leaders to learn from an experienced leader. Then when it is time for the new leader to take over, he/she can invite the previous leader or another to mentor, as needed. This allows for the new leader to exercise his/her individuality without missing critical steps that might derail the ministry.
To assist us in conducting effective ministry we provide BEST PRACTICES, TOOLS, AND RESOURCES based on prior successes to help guide our ministries.
Click each of the links below to download and save or to print resources. Check back to see new resource and please help us build new tools need for effective ministry by adding the ones that help your ministry.--Thank you.
Conducting a Ministry Meeting
The following documents are examples that you may use or create your own. Note that some of the formats may be difficult to work in. If you simplify the format, before we have time to, please upload your simplified version for us all to use.--Thank you!
One aspect of the mission for us at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is “giving loving service to our neighbor and strengthening our parish community.” We do that in large part through the many ministries here that serve our parish family and the greater Edmond community.