Lay Leader Yearly Intensive Series
Lay Leader Network Yearly Intensive Series
As a life-long learning program, the Yearly Intensive Series is designed to give adult students opportunity to grow in their faith for the purposes of personal spiritual development, biblical and theological learning and enhancing missional leadership. It promotes intentional conversation for the discernment of gifts to be used in various ways in ministry and leadership within a person’s current congregation and in his/her community.
Yearly Intensive Series “at a Glance”
Each program year comprises four day-long seminars led by accomplished Synod theologians, various assigned readings and tasks, opportunities to engage in group learning between seminars, and exercises for the encouragement of individual discernment and spiritual growth, and skills enhancement.
- Biblical Study/Lutheran Theology (35%)
- Leadership and Spiritual Development (30%)
- Engaging Missional Context (20%)
- Specific Ministry Focus (15%)
The Yearly Intensive Series’ biblical study content aligns with the ELCA lectionary, encouraging new students to enter the three-year program cycle at any year.
Who can join the Yearly Intensive Series?
Why engage in the Intensive Series?
Is the LLN Intensive Series is considered training to become a Deacon or Synodically Authorized Ministry (SAM)?
Persons who wish to seek rostered ministry should contact the synod office and will need to complete candidacy requirements.