If you are able to answer "Yes" to at least two of these questions, we may be able to help. The United Ecumenical Catholic Church is seeking candidates for ordained ministry - ministry with a difference, where you can make the difference! Male, female, married, porced, single, celibate or not, we welcome inquiries from all. As Saint Paul said at Colossians 3:11 "Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all".
Our church is small but growing. We presently have Missions in the Sydney area, Brisbane, Bunbury in Western Australia two missions in New Zealand. We also auspice Ecumenical Christian Welfare, a Government approved charity which operates missions for homeless men area. We also sponsor several works in Thailand, Laos, Kenya, and the Philippines.
ECM is also home to the the Ecumenical Order of St. Benedict, groups of committed women and men who seek to serve Christ in community, in the spirit of St Benedict.
Our clergy are tent-makers in the tradition of St. Paul. Like St. Paul, we continue to live and work in the world while at the same time we seek to build up the body of Christ on earth. Some of our clergy are married or partnered and some are not. Some choose celibacy and others do not. All seek to reach out to the most marginalised people in society wherever they may be.
We do not offer wages or salaries to our clergy; we are missionaries in the sense that we act on faith in trying to establish missions and parishes wherever we can gather the people. We are entrepreneurial. We take chances and we commit our time, talents, and treasures to the building up of the body of Christ. Like Christ, we seek to serve rather than to be served.
The people that seek to minister within our church should have the same spirit of mission and commitment that the first Apostles and disciples had.
The call to ministry in a church such as ECM is a call to a new vision of Church. It requires contemporary people who hold the historic faith. Is this you?
If you feel that you may be called to the ordained ministry, we invite you to contact us to discuss the matter. All contacts and information are kept strictly confidential. No matter where you live in Australia, Asia, or the South Pacific area, we would love to hear from you. We would love to see missions and parishes open in each State of Australia and all of the other pacific countries. Do not let distance deter you. Do not let doubts deter you. Do not let past experiences with larger churches deter you. Do not let race, denomination, gender, sexuality or marital status deter you. Let the Holy Spirit be your guide and follow your heart.
For more information, please contact Archbishop Ronald Langham on (02) 986777762 or 0416 087 316. You may also email us at: email@example.com
We are now actively encouraging vocational inquiries from Africa and South America. If you wish to serve Christ in ordained ministry and have a heart for work where you are challenged to build up a mission in difficult and challenging circumstances then we would love to hear from you!
Please contact Archbishop Ronald - don't let your doubts stop you! Let the Holy Spirit take charge.