Minister of Religion Amorangi

Ministers of religion provide leadership, guidance and training for members of a religious group.

Ministers of religion may do some or all of the following:

  • conduct religious ceremonies and deliver sermons or talks
  • build a community of faith, and develop relationships within it
  • help people prepare for religious ceremonies
  • help people deal with life events, and their spiritual life and faith
  • co-ordinate volunteers
  • study religion
  • train leaders for church, community and youth leadership
  • administrative work.

Useful Experience

Useful experience includes:

  • involvement in your religious community
  • work with religious youth groups
  • work as a counsellor or teacher, or any work helping people
  • public speaking.

Personal Qualities

Ministers of religion need to be:

  • good listeners and communicators
  • able to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds
  • good at public speaking, leading and teaching
  • patient and trustworthy
  • able to keep information private
  • stable, resilient and able to cope with stress
  • well organised, with good planning skills.

Useful Experience

Useful experience includes:

  • involvement in your religious community
  • work with religious youth groups
  • work as a counsellor or teacher, or any work helping people
  • public speaking.

Subject Recommendations

A tertiary entrance qualification may be recommended. Useful subjects include English, languages, history and classics.

Ministers of religion specialise in their own faith.

Some Christian ministers may work on outreach projects or do missionary work overseas. Experienced ministers may teach ministry students.

Minister of Religion

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