Welcome to the St James Anglican Church
Local Shared Ministry Unit Kerikeri.OUR MISSION STATEMENT
To proclaim the love of God and so nurture love and care for all people
Local Shared Ministry is a way of structuring ministry so that the local church is responsible for establishing priorities for mission and ministry.
LSM helps us to recognise
- That the congregation is a ministering community, not a community gathered around a minister.
- That every member is a minister.
- That all the baptised have gifts and are encouraged to release them for the good of the church.
- An opportunity for everyone to become involved and perform loving service
The structure of Local Shared Ministry involves guidiance from the Bishops Chaplain for LSM.
The Enabler, who is our Spiritual Director, Facilitator, Supervisor and Link with the Diocese and Trainer.
The non-stipendiary team consists of:
To gather the faith community for worship. Preside at the Eucharist. Celebrate marriages and
offer rites of reconciliation and to be available to encourage people on their faith Journey.
- Vocational Deacon
To be the 'gateway' between church, the community and wider world. Identifying the needs
of the community, and to reach out to the community. Encourage the faith community
in Christian service ourside the church.
- Pastoral Co-Ordinator
To encourage and support members of the pastoral care team in the care of the bereaved
and sick. To welcome newcomers.
Prepartion of families for baptism, confirmation and weddings. Ministry to young children.
youth, adult study and fellowship. Resource provider.
- Liturgy Co-ordinator
Build, maintain and train a worship team. Assist with worship planning and rosters.
Unit co-ordinator and contact person for the Local Shared Ministry Unit. Link
between community, LSM team, Church Council Bay of Islands Vestry,
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St James is a registered FAIR TRADE Church