2. Licensed Lay Ministry Programme – Preliminary Requirements

2.1 The applicant needs to be a person who:

    • is baptized and a voting member of the local congregation
    • is an active member of the worshipping community and has been for a minimum of one year
    • has an understanding of baptismal ministry consistent with that of the Anglican Church of Canada
    • has an understanding of the orders of bishops, priests, and deacons consistent with that of the Anglican Church of Canada
    • is mature and stable
    • demonstrates an ability to care for people, both as individuals and in groups
    • has high moral and ethical standards
    • has a good reputation in the community and in the parish
    • has potential for leadership
    • has the recommendation of her/his incumbent and church council
    • has a mature spirituality and disciplined prayer life
    • will have the time and resources necessary to carry out his/her licensed lay ministry
    • is committed to, and has the capacity for, the training and education involved in the process
    • can articulate a sense of call

2.2 The applicant must provide the Diocese with an acceptable criminal record check.

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