“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -NIV
We all of us, as Christians, have a vocation. How that vocation expresses itself may vary greatly. Some of us are called to the Ordained Ministry, while others are called to be lay ministers. The Unified Old Catholic Church offers many opportunities for ministry.
Among our ranks we include the minor clergy of the sub-diaconate. We, of course, have deacons, both permanent and transitional, priests, and bishops. We have religious orders in which our people may choose to serve.
Like St. Paul, we believe that our clergy must be self-supporting and that our ministries must be self-supporting. Paul earned his living as a tent maker, because he did not want people to accuse him of profiting from his ministry. We follow that example. Our clergy are expected to support themselves through secular work.
While certain requirements must be met, the Unified Old Catholic Church would very much like to encourage you to explore the ordained ministry if that is what you feel that you have been called to do. You will find our mentors to be both knowledgeable and supportive. If you are interested in applying for incardination into the Unified Old Catholic Church or for another form of ministry, whether it be ordained, religious, or secular, please contact us