Ministry Promotional Films

11.1.2024 | Leadership, Training for Leadership, Training for Ministry,

Ministry Promotional Films

Three short films have been commissioned to encourage individuals to consider whether God might be calling them into the ordained ministry of word and sacrament. They show church members how they can be instrumental in men and women discovering that calling, and give a short overview of the sorts of things ministers do.

Anyone wanting to discuss becoming a minister should speak to their own minister and contact the Rev David Leach, Professor of Ministry and Director of the Institute for Ministry at or +44 (0)28 9020 5080.


Ministry Taster Day

Saturday, 16 March 2024  10.30am–1pm
Union Theological College, Belfast

Find out more about serving God and studying for the ministry of PCI

•  Explore God’s leading in your life  •
•  Current and former students’ experiences of study  •
•  Study courses and pathways  •
•  Ministry application process  •

For further details, or to register, contact 
E:;  T: +44 (0)28 9020 5080

This event is free, but please register by Friday 8 March for catering purposes – 
coffee and lunch will be provided.

Ministry in PCI is open to men and women on an equal basis.


“Being a minister”

This short film gives a brief insight into what it's like to 'be a minister'. This film would be suitable to share with individuals who might be thinking, or be encouraged to think, about being a minister.

While not the main emphasis, it could also be shown to kirk sessions and at public worship to congregations to help members see how they might personally encourage someone to think about whether God is calling them to the ordained ministry.

Be an encourager

This tells the personal experience of one person who became a minister. It shows how ministers, elders, other church leaders and members can identify people they know who may have the gifting to become a minister of word and sacrament. They can then encourage such men and women to develop that gifting and discover a call that God has for them into ministry.

This film is most suitable for showing to kirk sessions and congregations.

There’s more to a minister | Animation

This animation is particularly suitable for sharing with young people as individuals or in groups such as Youth Fellowships. It gives a quick overview of the various things a minister does.

For more information on ordained ministry click here.