Specialist Ministry

The Parish Growth Framework

Building Block: Specialist Ministry

Strategic Goal: Develop flexible approaches to specialist ministry including ministry internships and role decentralisation.

Timeline of progress

  • A survey has been developed to capture a snapshot of specialist ministries in the Diocese.
  • A draft policy to support wider uptake of interns across the Diocese was considered by the PMC in April 2022.

Specialist ministry survey

Our Diocese is blessed to have a number of people, lay and ordained, paid and volunteer, who have specialised skills and who serve their parish in their area/s of specialty. 

To better support and connect those who are serving in specialist ministries, the Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission is seeking to capture a snapshot of specialist ministers in our Diocese through an online survey.

The survey is intended for any lay or ordained person who leads a specific parish ministry area in a paid or voluntary capacity. For example, a person who leads others in one of the areas listed below. 

Please assist by forwarding a link to this webpage to any specialist ministry leaders in your parish, asking them to complete the survey.

Examples of specialist ministry areas

  • children’s ministry
  • community engagement and outreach
  • discipleship (faith development)
  • digital / technology / livestreaming / web
  • evangelism
  • newcomer welcome and inclusion
  • pastoral care / visiting
  • families ministry
  • leadership
  • liturgy and worship
  • marketing and communications
  • men’s ministry
  • music
  • service projects
  •  women’s ministry
  • young adult ministry
  • youth ministry
  • aged care
  • business management
  • chaplaincy 

The Parish Growth Framework