Apply to LARCM
Download and complete the Application Form and send it to the Lay Academy for Rural Church Ministries (address on form). There is no application fee.
Register for a course
- Complete and submit the Application Form.
- Download and complete the Course Registration Form and send it with your $25 non-refundable registration fee to the Lay Academy for Rural Church Ministries (address on form).
Discovering Your Call to Ministry
Dates: July 24 – August 20, 2017
Course fee: $100.00
The Discovering Your Call to Ministry online course will help you discover your gifts and call to ministry. During the four weeks you will take a spiritual gifts inventory and explore your gifts for ministry, read how God called those in the Bible and how your call might be similar to theirs, and finally develop a clear statement of your call and gifts for ministry.
Foundations for Ministry
Dates: August 29, 2017 – May 15, 2018 with a web meeting the 2nd Saturday of each month September – May. We will meet online using Adobe Connect. You will need a webcam.
Course fee: $200.00
The Foundations for Ministry course helps Certified Lay Ministers, first time pastors, and District Superintendent Assignment persons develop best practices for serving the local church in sermon writing, developing relationships with their congregation, building mission and vision. This class is also appropriate for pastors moving to new congregations.
This course is a blend of academic learning with practical on-the-job training. It allows the student to learn through both academic and hands-on experience.
The course focuses on a different aspect of ministry each month. All work and discussion forums will take place online and will include monthly web/phone meetings.