Licensed Lay Minister Training

by Adrian Smale last modified 29 Jun, 2017 11:55 AM

Introduction (for handbook available opposite)

 

This handbook sets out the basic information for the training pathway for those selected for Licensed Lay Ministry in the Diocese of Salisbury.  Responding to a vocational call from God is a big step. Thank you for offering yourself for discernment and for engaging with the selection process. Although you have been selected to train for LLM ministry, discernment continues through this period of training. It is our prayerful hope that all goes well and that we will be able to recommend to the Warden of LLMs that you be admitted and licensed as an LLM.

 Your training takes place within a partnership between your benefice, the Diocese and Sarum College. Your training is context based and you are encouraged to reflect on all the learning that you do in the context of your parish(es). You will be studying on a programme validated by Durham University which will be delivered by Sarum College.

 Please do not worry about the logistics of this. You will receive induction into the course from Sarum College and also guidance from the Diocese.  Your key concern is to respond faithfully to your call from God into LLM ministry and to build the skills during your training which will help you to faithfully minister in the parishes which support you. This period of training and formation will change you – be prepared!

 The Church of England has identified a range of learning outcomes for this ministry.  Your course of study will fulfil these learning outcomes by the end of your training.

 On successful completion of the course you will receive a Higher Education Diploma in Christian Theology, Ministry & Mission (240 credits). You will also have embarked on a journey of formation that will see you become the minister God is calling you to be. Your learning and formation will not end when you complete the course, it is life-long.

 It will be hard work – but we hope you enjoy the journey!

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