Having experienced an encounter with Christ through ALPHA, a sense of community through CONNECT, and built a stronger foundation in the scripture and tradition of the Catholic Church through EQUIP, it is a natural progression for the grateful adherent to THE WAY to want to give back through ministry. SERVE is that place where we take stock of our personal gifts, our individual strengths and discern where God may be calling us to put our faith into action.
- SERVE Definition of Ministry
Ministry, at Prince of Peace, is defined as a group that intentionally works to bring people closer to Christ through prayer, formation, and service.
By people we refer both to our ministry members and those who we serve. Be a part of this and you will be on THE WAY with your faith and works. You are hearing the call to be a disciple of Christ. As you respond through relationships (while serving) in walking with people to Christ, you are on THE WAY striving toward missionary discipleship. You are embracing the mission of the parish and the Church.
The Vision of Ministry intentionally integrates faith and service (SERVE). In scripture, we find both James and Paul referencin the importance of faith and works together. Our responsibility to integrate our faith into our ministry will require more than merely our service (what we do). More Mary time, less Martha time – It’s who and how we are, not just what we are doing.
We must cultivate our relationships with each other, spend purposeful time together, and develop connection with those we serve. This will require more time overall and more focused time commitments, time for a prayer life as individuals and as a group (thanksgiving, petition, awe), time for formation (knowledge of Christ) through EQUIP, and time for purposeful plannin and assessment.
- SERVE Immediate Needs
Currently we have the following immediate needs:
Lead Alpha- Those that have recently received ALPHA are encouraged to volunteer to give ALPHA to someone else. Signing up and information can be found by clicking here.
EQUIP Team- Starting in January we are offering wonderful opportunities for Adults, Families and Teens to grow in the knowledge of scripture and tradition of the Catholic Church. We’re looking for help in supporting EQUIP. If you were a catechist or Core Member in the past, this is a great new place for you to SERVE. Training will be part of being on the EQUIP Team as we journey together in these opportunities. Click here to learn more about EQUIP and join the EQUIP Team.
Mass and Worship- Everything we do a Prince of Peace is fueled by our experience at Mass and our desire to pursue a stronger, personal relationship with Christ. We need your assistance in being Ushers, Greeters, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Music Ministry Members, Sacristans, Audio Visual Team Members. We have great training and opportunities for you to utilize your gifts and talents to SERVE in this way. Click here for get involved!
- SERVE Leadership Team
More information will be coming on the make up of our SERVE Leadership Team. The function of this team will be to assist in guiding, empowering and providing opportunities for growth and development of both ministerial leaders, potential leaders and ministry members. The SERVE Leadership Team is supported by two staff members who act as a support liaison for the leadership Team.