Duties of the Laity


From the Constitution and Canons of the Anglican Church in North America, Canon 10, Section 2

Concerning Duties of the Laity

It shall be the duty of every member of this Church:

1. To worship God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit every Lords Day in a Church unless reasonably prevented;

2. To engage regularly in the reading and study of Holy Scripture and the Doctrine of the Church as found in Article I of the Constitution of this Church;

3. To observe their baptismal vows, to lead an upright and sober life, and not give scandal to the Church;

4. To present their children and those they have led to the Lord for baptism and confirmation;

5. To give regular financial support to the Church, with the biblical tithe as the minimum standard of giving;

6. To practice forgiveness daily according to our Lords teaching;

7. To receive worthily the Sacrament of Holy Communion  as often as reasonable;

8. To observe the feasts and fasts of the Church as set forth in the Anglican formularies;

9. To continue his or her instruction in the Faith so as to remain an effective minister for the Lord Jesus Christ;

10. To devote themselves to the ministry of Christ among those who do not know Him, utilizing the gifts that the Holy Spirit gives them, for the effective extension of Christs Kingdom.