How does this ministry relate to other ministries?
- the ministry of all Christians at work
- the work of stipendiary or visiting chaplains in industry, hospitals, colleges and other spheres
- the insights and concerns of ministers working in neighbourhoods, parishes and congregations
How do you become an MSE?
- offering yourself for ordination/licensing/commissioning in one of the churches that acknowledges ministry in secular employment as part of its ministerial structure; and
- undertaking appropriate theological and pastoral training (usually on a non-residential basis); and
- being inducted or licensed by your church to a particular MSE role
or by transferring to ministry in secular employment from another form of church ministry.
How do you find out more?
- talking to an MSE you know
- contacting any of the CHRISM representatives listed here
- consulting your denomination's adviser for ministry,(your local minister should be able to point you in the right direction)
- obtaining MSE literature relating to your denomination
- attending appropriate seminars or other meetings which may be suggested to you
How can CHRISM help?
- is a non-denominational UK-based association of MSEs and others who support this ministry
- it maintains a network of Local representatives who can advise and assist
- it has worldwide contacts
- it offers its members a quarterly newsletter, an annual conference, occasional retreats and other opportunities to make contacts and share experience insights and ideas