Ordained Ministry

Ordained Ministry

Baptism invites us to share in God’s mission through our own vocation and commitment to God’s world, now and to come. Within this framework, the Church sets apart some people to engage in that mission through specific ministries. These people are trained, ordained, commissioned or authorised to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to, with, and for the whole Church. All bring and offer particular gifts and graces. They may be ordained, commissioned or authorised for particular functions or office at a service of public worship. The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand recognises four strands of ordained ministry: