The Commission on Ministry (COM) assists the bishop in developing, recruiting, forming, and assessing those called to ministry in the church. Their work encompasses those called to lay or ordained ministry.
A communicant in good standing, may be licensed by the Bishop to serve as Worship Leader, Preacher, Eucharistic Minister, or Eucharistic Visitor. Requirements and guidelines for the selection, training, continuing education, and deployment of lay ministers, and the duration of licenses shall be established by the Bishop in consultation with the Commission on Ministry.
Every Baptized Person is Called to Ministry. Education for Ministry (EfM) invites participants into small, mentored groups that provide the framework for understanding life and shaping actions as Christian faith is deepened.
Allocation of diocesan resources is done by evaluating how the program or ministry effort aligns with our Seven Criteria for Mission adopted by Diocesan Convention in 2011.
Leaders of established program groups, committees, and ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine are encouraged to apply for funds in the diocesan budget each June for the following year. The grant process is tied to Mission Priorities.
Retreats We have young adult retreats when requested. Previous retreats have been led by Kirsten Lowell, Maria Anderson, Solange Carpenter, Kelsey McGrath, Stephen McCarthy and Eric Mitchell. Find out more by emailing [email protected] There are young...