Community of Christ

Ministry and Priesthood

Ministry and Priesthood

Serving together, we make Christ's mission a reality in our communities, congregations, and the world.

What Is Ministry?
Ministry is humble service offered to communities, congregations, and the world by disciples who follow Jesus. It is creating relationships that inclusively share Christ’s peace and boundless love.  Each day disciples choose to accept God’s grace, ground themselves in God’s love for them and all people, and generously share Christ’s peace with everyone they meet.

What Is Priesthood?
Priesthood is a sacred covenant with God and the church. Priesthood members are ministers dedicated to creating sacred communities that prepare, equip, and send disciples in Christ’s mission. They are called by God for specific ministries and servant-leadership roles. Each role or office represents a different part of Jesus’ ministry.