Within the Uniting Church, ministers are ordained (or “set apart”) as leaders who the Church deems to be called by God into the role. Paragraph 14 of the Basis of Union describes their responsibilities as preaching the Gospel, administering the sacraments and exercising pastoral care “so that all may be equipped for their particular ministries, thus maintaining the apostolic witness to Christ in the Church”.
Insights recently spoke with two Uniting Church Ministers and a ministry candidate: Rev. Bec Lindsay, Rev. Adrian Sukumar-White (both in ministry less than three years) and James Aaron (currently in training). Topics included what they had found surprising, what formation — the process of becoming a minister — is like, and when exactly they felt called into full-time ministry.
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