From The Catechism of the Episcopal Church (as found in the Book of Common Prayer):
Q.Through whom does the Church carry out its mission?
A.The church carries out its mission through the ministry of all its members.
Q.Who are the ministers of the Church?
A.The ministers of the Church are lay persons, bishops, priests, and deacons.
Q.What is the duty of all Christians?
A.The duty of all Christians is to follow Christ; to come together week by week for corporate worship; and to work, pray, and give for the spread of the kingdom of God.
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