Lay Pastoral Assistant Training

by Adrian Smale last modified 19 Dec, 2018 03:00 PM

Lay ministers called to a Pastoral Ministry - Revised July 18

Could it be you?


 Lay Pastoral Assistant ministry is a vocation not just a job to be done. There are three tried and tested ways of discerning if this is what God is calling you to.

  • Do you have a sense of inner call?  
  • Is this call affirmed by others?
  • Is there a need for this ministry in your church?

Click on the "Is God calling you leaflet" for more details

For Participants - Forms (see Resources opposite)


Training Resources

  • LPA Taster Session
  • Lay Pastoral Assistant Course Booklet 
  • LPA Concluding session  
  • Ministry Specification for a Lay Pastoral Assistant
  • Request to commission a Lay Pastoral Assistant 

These will all be supplied via your tutor

Other forms in Resources opposite

  •  LPA Feedback Form Course  for Participants (plus E-Form for emailing)
  • LPA Participants registration form  (plus emailing version



Participants checklist  - remember if you are being commissioned as a Lay Pastoral Assistant you need to have completed all these BEFORE the service of commissioning
  • DBS check-Enhanced Child & adult Child & adult Barring check

  • Completed a safeguarding course- C0 online plus C1 before commissioning with C2 within 6 months of commissioning

  • Completed (1) Ministry Specification,(2) Request to Commission & (3) Written or other reflection 

Taster Sessions in the Diocese (available to all participants)
Where When     Contact

Christ Church, Creekmoor,

BH17 7YZ

 7.30 pm,

24 January 2019


St Aldhelm Church Centre, Weymouth


Thurs 10th Jan 2019


Tutors - for tutors of a course (see Resources opposite)

If you are planning to run a course it is really important that you advise Church House, please read firstly,

1...Everything you need to know to tutor a LPA Course

and then when you have the necessary details of the course complete  

2...Tutor form to advise LDMT about an LPA Taster Session & Course opposite

 Other forms available to download if needed opposite:

  • LPA Participants Registration Form
  • LPA Feedback Form Course  for Tutors
  • LPA Feedback Form Course  for Participants
  • LPA Class List log


If you have any questions or need help with any of the above please email  Church House,           


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