Ministry Committee

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What we do

The Ministry Committee serves in the selection, pastoral care and oversight of candidates for the specified ministries of the Church, including
Ministry of the Word and Ministry of Deacon
Lay Preacher
Ministry of Pastor. 
The Ministry Committee is a sub-committee of the Pastoral Relations Committee.
MiniCom has the responsibility on behalf of the whole Presbytery, through the PRC, for the careful, sensitive and confidential discernment of ministry vocations and capability. We interview, advise, work alongside those members who have completed their Period of Discernment (POD) and have been recommended by their Zone for one of the specified ministries named above. We provide Presbytery contact, oversight and pastoral care for our Candidates for ministry, including attending Ministerial Formation interviews and other formal processes, and leading them through the final stages of formation and into Presbytery affirmation, placement and ordination. 
We interview Lay Preachers and recommend them to the PRC and Presbytery. 
The work of the MiniCom requires wisdom, a variety of personal, social and church experiences, a compassionate heart and sometimes a hard head. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Resource page 

Members’ resource page
Charter and Mandate
Orientation and Induction
Policies and guidelines
 

Am I called to a Ministry ?

How to apply for a ministry in the church
 
Steps for candidating
 
Learning to proclaim the Good News of Christ
 

Policies and Resources

 
How to apply for a ministry in the church
 
Steps for candidating
 
Learning to proclaim the Good News of Christ
 

Formation Process Resources 

for those in preparation for Ordained Ministries and presbytery members working with them
A guide to formation for the ministries of the Uniting Church through the United Theological College
 
Comprehensive guidance for MiniCom members and applicants working through the Candidature process
 
Specific guidance for presbytery members assisting applicants