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Understanding the Charism of Lay Ministry

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Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., discusses the lay charism and how it is expressed in lay ministry.

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Overview

Charism is a gift of the Holy Spirit to build up the Body of Christ for its mission of salvation. The men and women who serve the Church as lay ecclesial ministers have a unique calling, informed by the particular way God invites them to give their lives for others. Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., discusses the lay charism and how it is expressed in lay ministry.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Explore the theological basis of the lay charism;
  2. Discover spiritual practices for maturing in one’s charism; and
  3. Identify ways to express the lay charism through ministry.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. What is my understanding of charism, both theologically and personally?
  2. In what ways have I struggled with my identity as a minister?
  3. How does my spiritual life cultivate my personal commitment to serve the Church?