The duties of an ordained minister vary by denomination and church, with some having official policies and others assigning duties as new ministers come into their service. As an ordained minister, I offer the following services:
Ministers often are counselors to the hurting and mourning members of the community. I offer comfort in times of stress or crises and act as long-term counselors to resolve issues. This counseling duty involves the same level of confidentiality that licensed psychologists or therapists share with their patients. Since I am a licensed therapist, this is an important and vital part of my ministry counseling.
As an ordained minister, I can perform specific ceremonies for their community members or others who seek such services. These include weddings, renewal of vows, commitment ceremonies, funerals, new child blessings, adoption blessings, baptisms, new home blessings, cleansing of homes/spaces, and other spiritual services.