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General Lay Courses

What is the General Lay Training Pathway?

The general lay training pathway opens up and offers wider access to all of our current lay training courses and comes out of our vision to see all lay people empowered, enable and equipped; not just those seeking authorisation or licensing through our existing programmes such as Authorised Lay Ministry (ALM) and Licensed Reader Ministry.

ALM and Reader Ministry will still remain as distinct training pathways but all of the ministry training courses offered on the ALM pathway are also now open as stand-alone courses to any lay people wanting to develop their calling and gifting to Christian ministry and service.

What does the training involve?

All courses are around 12 sessions long and will run between April to July each year. Delivery will be a mixture of online and in-person teaching at a variety of venues around the diocese.

There are currently eight courses available:

  • Children & Families
  • Community Outreach & Social Action
  • Ecology & Creation
  • Parish Admin, Finance & Governance
  • Pastoral Outreach and Listening
  • Prayer & Spirituality
  • Worship & Liturgy
  • Youth Work

How can I apply?

Applications are now closed for our 2024 courses. The next set of courses will begin again in April 2025 with more information available in the new year.

Where can I get more information?

For more details on our lay training courses please contact the Local Ministry Officer, Jamie Mackenzie.

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