The Church's Ministry - from the Book of Order 2015 - 2016
The Church’s ministry is a gift from Jesus Christ to the whole Church. Christ alone
rules, calls, teaches, and uses the Church as he wills, exercising his authority by the ministry of women and men for the establishment and extension of God’s new creation.
The Church in its ministry bears witness to God’s reign through the proclamation of the gospel, through work of compassion and reconciliation, and through the stewardship of creation and of life.
Such acts of compassion, done corporately and individually, are the work of the church as the body of Christ.