Lay Preaching Program commissions first cohort
“Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true, where all God’s Children dare to seek, to dream God’s reign anew.” —All are Welcome, ELW 641
What do an insurance salesman, a paramedic, an HR rep, a teacher, and a church musician have in common? Well, in the North Carolina Synod, they preach.
On Thursday, May 30, the first cohort of the Lay Preaching Certification Program was commissioned for ministry in the North Carolina Synod. These lay preachers are endorsed and sent by Bishop Tim Smith on a new journey of proclamation. They will climb into the pulpits of churches all across the state in order to support congregational vitality and the ministry we share together as a synod.