A minister is an employee of the Church who has undergone theological training, has been ordained and has been given a charge by the Church. The minister plays a role of a chairman of Consistory in the Parish under his or her care. He or she may also be charged by Synod with the supervision and chairmanship of a Consistory in another Parish. A minister is provided for by the funds of the Church, according to the instruction of Synod and supplied with all that is necessary for his or her work.
An evangelist is an employee of the Church, prepared and educated by the Church, and appointed by the Church Extension Committee to a congregation. An evangelist also has a role to chair meetings of a Consistory when the minister is unable to do so. An evangelist conduct worship, teach catechumens, bury the dead, visit members and do all such pastoral work as is required. An evangelist is also provided for by the funds of the Church, according to the instruction of Synod and supplied with all that is necessary for his or her work.
Other Church Workers
The Church employs and collaborates with other people in various fields of work. Some are the direct responsibility of the Church others are employed by other institutions. Those who are in the direct employ of the Church are supervised by it and provided for by its funds.