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Spiritual Gifts Counsellor

Ministry Description

Position Risk Assessment: High
Term of Office: Ongoing, as directed by the Incumbent
Supervision and Support: Reports to: Incumbent & Spiritual Gifts Ministry Task Force
Staff Liaison (if different from above):
Committee/Board responsible for this ministry: Auxiliary Committee
Purpose: To council others in identifying and developing their Spiritual Gifts
Population(s) served: The Congregation

Skills / Qualifications:

  • must have an understanding of Spiritual Gifting
  • counselling experience
  • genuine compassion and respect for all persons
  • personal commitment to a spiritual life, including worship, prayer, study and action as well as a commitment to personal development
  • position requires a Police Records Check

Spiritual Gifts Recommended:

  • counselling
  • wisdom
  • discernment
  • prayer

Training Provided:

  • on-the-job training
  • outside training when available
  • Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Training every 3 years

Meeting Date & Time:

  • attends the Task Force meetings every 4 – 6 weeks
  • counselling meetings as necessary

Time Commitment Involved:

  • it varies with the amount of counselling being done

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • meet with members of the congregation to assist them in identifying and developing their Spiritual gifts
  • follow up as necessary
  • pray with members as necessary

Limits of the Position:

  • comply with the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy reporting requirement when meeting one-on-one with members
  • comply with all policies regarding confidentiality

Benefits & Opportunities:

  • have a profound effect on the overall spiritual health of our parish
  • get to know the members of the parish
  • grow personally and spiritually through service to others
  • develop strong relationships with members of the Spiritual Gifts Ministry Task Force

Office Instructions: Provide a copy of this position description to the applicant. Place a copy in the applicant’s file in a locked filing cabinet. Record the completion of this step on the applicant’s Screening Checklist.

Rev: November 27, 2003