Effective January 2016, the Lay Ministry Training Program embraces a new name: Equipping Leaders for Mission & Ministry (ELMM). The program’s clear vision, “A community of scripturally-grounded, mission-driven, spirit-led disciples” and concise mission “To equip leaders for mission and ministry” are founded on four guiding principles.
- The church needs equipped leaders.
- Scripturally-grounded disciples lead with confidence.
- Mission-driven disciples energize the church.
- Spirit-led disciples encourage and empower others.
Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry continues the same curriculum that structured the Lay Ministry Training Program. Participants in the program will communicate with their pastors and congregation councils regularly as they discern areas of ministry to which they feel called. If pastors and councils wish, they may commission individuals who complete the program to serve in a particular ministry.
For more information, contact the ELMM Administrator, Rebecca Bossenbroek at firstname.lastname@example.org.