Ministry at Saint Hilary’s is both Biblical and fun! The ministry of this church can be described in several important ways.
Firstly, the ministry we seek to fulfill of the Great Commandment of our Lord: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” and “You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Matt. 22:37, 39).
Secondly, our ministry seeks to model the Great Commission of our Lord: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20).
Thirdly, we seek to emulate the apostle Paul’s description of “the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect person, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, that we...may grow up in all things into Him who is the head, that is, Christ” (Eph. 4:12-15).
Fourthly, we look to the history of the early church by teaching the apostles’ doctrine, engaging in fellowship, commemorating the breaking bread, praying together, caring for one another, worshiping God, and actively evangelizing the community (Acts 2:42-47).
This continues to be the basis of biblical, balanced ministry here at Saint Hilary’s. Each of us is part of the body of Christ at Saint Hilary’s and called to ministry to attain these goals. Everyone has a gift that can help us, as a congregation, to follow our Lord as we change ourselves and the world.
Take a look at the many ways you can use your gifts to participate in ministry. Then let the Holy Spirit guide you into fruitful service to Christ on earth. We can help you do this, just ask.
If you are new to Saint Hilary’s Episcopal Church, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or wonder how you can fit in. We are happy to assist you…