School of Lay Ministry

The New England Synod School of Lay Ministry is an opportunity for spiritual growth, fellowship and learning together.” It is “designed to educate and equip lay people for enhanced participation in congregational and synodical life through personal spiritual development, biblical enhancement, and life-long learning.” – New England Synod of Lay Ministry

School of Lay Ministry – 2020 Theological Year
End of Semester Sequence of Studies and Meetings

Our Good Shepherd Jericho cohort of the Synod School of Lay Ministry will be completing its Theological Year, the first of a two-year curriculum, over the next few weeks.  Our curriculum resources are videos produced by Mosaic, a media ministry of the ELCA. Following is our schedule of discussion meetings and video links with which we will finish this semester of learning:

Wednesday, April 22 – 6 pm on Zoom

Wednesday, April 29 – 6 pm on Zoom

Wednesday May 6 – 6 pm on Zoom

Saturday, May 16 – 9 am to 6 pm on Zoom

Spring Retreat on Interfaith and Ecumenical Connections to Lutheran Theology – Resources for Individual Preparation and Study:

The Good Shepherd Jericho School of Lay Ministry

Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime
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Join by Phone: +1 929 205 6099 US
Meeting ID: 782 412 567

Everyone who is interested in acquiring new skills for serving their congregation and gaining deeper knowledge of the life and teachings of the Lutheran Church, is welcome and invited to enroll in the New England Synod’s School of Lay Ministry.

THE PROGRAM: The program is structured around a two-year, rotating curriculum with the first year devoted to Bible study and the second year focusing on theology and church history. Each session begins in September and concludes in May. Participants enter the program each fall. Each year begins and concludes with a retreat at Camp Calumet, on Ossipee Lake, New Hampshire.

REGISTRATION: Registrations are due by August 15. A signature from your pastor and tuition deposit must be submitted at this time. See APPLICATION.

AT GOOD SHEPHERD: Participants from the Good Shepherd congregation, led by member Alan Crowley, meet here every Wednesday evening (with holiday exceptions) between September and May, from 6 to 8 pm, for discussion following study of preassigned reading materials. Everyone is welcome to attend these discussions even if not enrolled in the program.


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