In the Auckland Diocese we believe Ministry belongs to all the Baptised.   The ministry of the Church is in continuity with Jesus' Ministry. Ministry is the responsibility of all the baptised.
 
Ministry includes
* Proclaiming the gospel,
* Baptising, nurturing people in the faith,
* Transforming unjust structures,
* Performing loving service,
* Caring for creation. 
 
A Christian community has the sacraments of the church, including baptism or christening, and holy communion (also known as the eucharist or the mass).