Calling all those leading worship in our local churches and wishing to learn and grow as a Lay Preacher

 1 March 2022 |

The next course to train to become an Assembly Accredited Lay Preacher begins in September 2022. This is a 2 year part-time course leading to Assembly Accreditation. Learning is by mixed mode with some sessions on Zoom, some pre- recorded, and work to be done in between; there are also 2 weekends a year. The programme covers personal development, crafting worship, the Bible in worship, theology of the URC, safe boundaries in pastoral care, equality and diversity and intergenerational worship.

For further details please contact your Synod Lay Preaching Commissioner or equivalent, or email Nicola Furley-Smith at [email protected]

The URC has produced a booklet to help consider lay preaching and worship leading and it can be found here:

Revd Jenny Mills
Secretary for Education and Learning