- About Grace
Ministry refers to a person, group or organization who works to accomplish the work of the Church in the world. Ministry at Grace Episcopal Church takes on many shapes and forms to offer a variety of opportunities to serve and be served.
The Anglican Communion has been discerning and identifying the bonds that tie us together in our common life and mission. We use the Five Marks of Mission as a practical and memorable “checklist” for mission activities at Grace Church.
The Five Marks of Mission:
- To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
- To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
- To respond to human need by loving service
- To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.
We have organized our ministries under the general ideas of the Five Marks of Mission. However, we understand that the work of many of our ministries falls under more than one category.
Click this link to download our complete Ministries Directory.
Spiritual Gifts Survey
If you would like to get involved in the life of our parish but are unsure of what to do, consider taking our Spiritual Gifts Survey. The assessment is designed to begin your journey toward spiritual gifts discovery. It is not a scientific instrument, but can be very accurate if you remember that it is not a test or competition. Don’t think too hard about the answers. There is no perfect grade. When questions are answered quickly, without deep thought but honesty, it will better the chance for true answers to surface. By sticking to the process and remaining as honest as possible, you will discover the best gifts just for you.
God has given you spiritual gifts to be used for the good of God’s people. To help you discern what you may be called to do, click here to discover your spiritual gifts.
Our ministries are constantly evolving to engage our members, serve the community and share God’s love in the world. Please contact Shari Bonham if you have any questions or would like to be involved in a ministry at Grace Church.