Every Christian has a vocation to serve God, given in Baptism, strengthened in Confirmation, and regularly nourished by prayer, scripture, and the Eucharist. All Christians are called 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.
However, different Christians are called to live out their vocations in different ways. Some Christians are called to ordained ministry, as deacons, priests, or bishops, exercising ministries of Word and Sacrament. Other Christians are called to live out their vocation as laypersons, bearing witness to Christ in their daily lives. Some Christians are called to deepen their baptismal vows by living a religious vocation with additional vows. Some religious live as part of religious communities, while others have a solitary vocation. Religious may be ordained or lay. The Independent Catholic Christian Church welcomes all of these ways of living the Christian vocation.