Are you being called to ministry?
Each baptized person is called to ministry of one kind or another, appropriate to her or his age, gifts, experience and situation in life. The question is not as much “Are you being called to ministry?” as it is “What is the nature of the ministry to which you are being called?”
Discernment in the Parish
If you are interested in learning about parish discernment committees and examples of how they work in several parishes click here.
Discernment in the Diocese
Click here for information about discernment for ordination to the Priesthood.
Click here for information about discernment for ordination the Diaconate.
Commission on Ministry
The Commission on Ministry offers guidance to individuals or groups to help them discern or identify and understand the ministries to which children, teens and adults are being called. Below are links to pages dealing with each age group. These can be downloaded as printable PDF documents formatted as brochures, or contact the Ministry Office to request printed copies.
Contact the Ministry Office with questions about ordination in the Episcopal Diocese of New York, questions about the above resources, or with questions not addressed.
The Rev. Canon Charles W. Simmons, Canon for Ministry
Email Canon Simmons
Alito Orsini, Liaison for Ministry