What is Lay Leadership

An Invitation to Live Into Your Baptismal Call

Lay Leaders are ordinary members of the church who work along side the Pastor to uphold the mission and vision of the church. Through Baptism, we are all called to serve the church and to serve one another.


“Baptism as a way to the freedom of the children of God and as a way to a life in community calls for a personal commitment."

- Henri Nouwen

The sacrament of Baptism is an outward expression of God’s love. “I have called you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1. Baptism is the beginning of a divine invitation or “call” to join in the sacred work of discipleship. Baptism blesses us with the gifts of faith, hope, and love in our lifelong call to follow Christ. The good news is that we do not labor alone. We work alongside members of our beloved Pax Christi community. We recognize that together as disciples we are called to heal, mend, repair, and extend ourselves in joyful service of God.

Pax Christi invites adults and youth in senior high to explore A Calling to Leadership to decide if you are being called to serve on a Pax Christi Council. Pax Christi Councils are visionary, “action-oriented,” and work alongside the Pastor to build, A Welcoming Catholic Community.

CLICK HERE to view the Leadership Nomination Form.

Leadership at Pax Christi

Answering God's Call.


Additional Resources

A Calling to Leadership - CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Video created by the Lay Leadership Development and Engagement Council, (3 minutes)

Image by Caleb Lucas


Article by Fr. Michael Byron, January 2020, Pax Christi Magazine

Image by Emiel Maters

The Knock on the Door - CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Article by Maura Schnorbach, Director of Development and Engagement, March 2020, Pax Christi Magazine

Image by Marija Zaric

Imaging the Possibilities of What We Can Do Together - CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Article by Maura Schnorbach, Director of Development and Engagement, March 2021, Pax Christi Magazine

Pax Christi Catholic Community

12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347


Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube YouTube