Lay ministry

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Lay ministry is a term used for members of faiths and Christian denominations who are not full-time paid clergy, or not ordained clergy, but who perform the same or similar function.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops uses the term Lay ecclesial ministry for a category of non-ordained pastoral ministers.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints uses the term lay ministry to describe the bishops, stake presidents and other ecclesiastical leaders that are not full-time or paid clergy.

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