Ministry or Apostolate? – Forming the Lay Faithful for Evangelization
Have you ever wondered about the difference between a ministry and an apostolate? Until recently, I hadn’t. These words seem like synonyms, and talking about their differences feels a bit like quibbling or semantics.
However, because we’ve forgotten the difference, most of the energy in our parishes goes toward building up ministries. But without the apostolate of the laity, the Church becomes a country club, only concerned with serving its members.
So what is an apostolate? And how does remembering help the lay faithful evangelize?
To find out Continue the Conversation below.
- Where Does the Ministry End and the Apostolate Begin?
- The Evangelical Catholic – A nonprofit specializing in Catholic ministry consulting and evangelization training. They work to support dioceses, parishes, and university campus ministries to lead self-sustaining evangelization movements through our customized coaching service and online learning management system.
- Soul of the Apostolate by Jean-Baptiste Chautard