School for Lay Ministry Learning Community

May 18, 2024 - May 10, 2025
On-demand video courses tailored to your schedule. Monthly live meetings with a supportive cohort. Calls will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT on the following dates: May 18th, 2024 June 22nd, 2024 July 27th, 2024 August 24th, 2024 September 28th, 2024 October 26th, 2024 November 16th, 2024 December 14th, 2024 January 22nd, 2025 Feberuary 22nd, 2025 March 22nd, 2025 April 26th, 2025 May 10th, 2025
Offered by Luther Seminary
St PaulMN

Transform Your Ministry in Just One Year with Theologically-Sound Training & Leadership Development

From preaching and teaching to providing pastoral care or designing worship, faith leaders, like you, serve their congregations in various roles. Often, you do so without the theological background or seminary degrees your colleagues may have. With the School for Lay Ministry, you’ll embark on a transformative year-long journey empowering you to lead faithfully, recognizing the vital role you play in a lay-led, clergy-support ministry model.

Do any of these describe you:

  • You’ve recently been asked to or have taken up a leadership role in your congregation,
  • You’ve been entrusted with giving sermons, teaching Sunday School, or leading adult education,
  • You desire to be a faithful disciple who can help form other disciples,
  • or, you simply yearn to deepen your faith?

Then the School for Lay Ministry is tailor-made for you!

Whether you hold a formal position within your congregation or simply have a burning passion for leadership, our School for Lay Ministry provides a unique opportunity for peer-based learning while emphasizing your pivotal role as pastoral caregivers.

What Will You Learn?

Throughout the year, you’ll embark on an enriching journey covering a wide range of topics, including:

  • Crafting impactful sermons from basic exegesis to the hermeneutical circle.
  • Mastering pastoral ministry and effective congregational leadership.
  • Navigating spirituality in the digital age.
  • Delivering compassionate and meaningful funeral sermons.
  • Exploring biblical chronology, from the Pentateuch to the matriarchs and patriarchs.
  • Discovering the intricacies of Church history, American Christianity, and rural ministry.
  • Staying connected to God in the busyness of life and ministry and discerning where Jesus’ Church is being led in the 21st Century.

And that’s just the beginning! We’re proud to share that our online School for Lay Ministry is entering its 3rd year, building upon the success of 2023, with past students leading in their communities as a testament to its effectiveness.