THE LAY MINISTRY TRAINING PROGRAM
General Requirements. Every student seeking admission to the Lay Ministry Training Program must meet certain requirements to gain entrance and to satisfactorily graduate from the program. A student must be a member in good standing of an NACCC member church. He or she must have the endorsement of the Diaconate (or equivalent body) and of the acting Senior Minister.
Entrance Requirements. Along with an application form, the following must be submitted:
Proof of membership in an NACCC church
Letter of recommendation and sponsorship from the church of which you are a member
Statement of support from your pastor
A signed consent for a background check
Upon submission of the required application and information, an interview with the Dean will be scheduled. The Dean may waive existing requirements or make additional requirements when accepting students.
Program Requirements. Every student admitted to the program is required to hold membership in an NACCC member church. No grades will be issued for work that is accomplished. The work of the student will be considered to be satisfactorily completed when the mentor and the student agree that the course knowledge and skill levels have been completed to the best of the student's ability. As a final step, the student is required to write a summary paper including a Statement of Faith and describing how the course material has been incorporated into his or her life and ministry.
How to Apply: We would be delighted to receive your application to the Lay Ministry Training Program. Please call the Dean if it is your intention to apply.
Acceptance: All applications are subject to the review of the Dean of the Center for Congregational Leadership.
Fees: A non-refundable fee of $50 must accompany your application. Tuition for each module is $50 to be paid at the beginning of each new section. The total cost of the program is $400.
Concerns: If you have any questions or concerns about the Lay Ministry Training Program requirements, please call the Dean. There is some flexibility to accommodate special student circumstances.
For More Information. You may contact the Dean, Rev. Dr. D. Elizabeth Mauro, at the Center for Congregational Leadership as follows:
Rev. Dr. D. Elizabeth Mauro or Marie Steele, assistant to the Dean
Center for Congregational Leadership
Burrage Library 1-800-262-1620 x1614
Olivet College 269-749-7245
Olivet , Michigan 49076