The role of the Lay Ministry Academy is to prepare participants to fulfill a wide variety of roles in local churches-often based on their professional experiences in other disciplines.
Coursework is designed as a two-year process with three sessions offered each year covering content as designated in the Certified Lay Minister program and some Lay Speaking advanced courses.
The expectation is that participants will complete all six sessions over the two year period.
The California-Pacific United Methodist Conference and Claremont School of Theology work together in this Lay Ministry Academy to provide lay leadership for Cal-Pac Conference churches and their ministries.
The Lay Academy Provides: