All ministries in the church, lay, ordained or licensed, derive from God’s calling and our commitments in baptism and are grounded in God’s mission of redeeming and reconciling the whole creation in Jesus Christ.  The baptismal vocation of all ministry is set forth in the section of our Book of Discipline called “The Ministry of All Christians.”  Our common baptismal vocation expresses itself in servant ministry in daily life and shared servant leadership.  The primary focus is on making disciples of Jesus Christ who share fully in his own work to transform the world.