Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.
1 Corinthians 4:1
Advanced Lay Ministries (ALM), a formation and certification program of the North Carolina Synod, brings together the Lay Preaching (LP) and Synod Authorized Ministry (SAM) programs. Having these two programs under one umbrella facilitates the sharing of resources, access to advanced coursework, and a more streamlined approach to identifying and developing lay people in the synod for service in congregations.
The Advanced Lay Ministries program consists of two parts: one focused on the knowledge and skills needed for lay preachers and the other on additional coursework related to congregational leadership.
Part One is required for anyone seeking to serve as a Synod Authorized Minister.
Part One—Lay Preaching
- Old Testament
- New Testament
Part Two—Synod Authorized Ministry
- Discipleship and Leadership
- Pastoral Care