The Lay Ministry Training Program is broken into three levels with each level lasting one year, composed of ten learning sessions. Our differentiated level structure is designed to help meet the needs of a rapidly changing church landscape.
The program structure includes classes led by qualified clergy and church leaders of the NACCC who will present material through a virtual platform and allow for online discussion between students and instructor. The instructor syllabus will be made available two months prior to the start of each new class.
Students are in a cohort and will learn alongside others from across the NACCC as the same time. Students will continue to have mentors in the local church or community that help support them in their studies.
The three year study will culminate with the Boston Seminar, held each July in Boston, MA. Students will be required to attend a week of study of Congregationalism and Congregational Polity. Travel reimbursements will be offered.