4. Licensed Lay Ministry Programme – Parish Discernment Process

4.1 The process for becoming a Licensed Lay Minister is as follows:

1. Applicant discusses interest in Licensed Lay Ministry with Incumbent.

2. The Incumbent presents the application to Church Council for approval.

3. The Incumbent meets with applicant to clarify expectations of the Licence, including the expectations of education, formation, and training, as well as the financial commitment of Parish/Congregation to applicant’s discernment and training process. Minimum required financial support includes: 50% of required course fees (not including books), 50% accommodation if billets are not available, and 100% of fuel for travel, for applicant’s attendance at all required courses and interviews.

4. Applicant shall complete required training, as provided by Kootenay School of Ministry (KSM).

5. Having met all requirements, the Incumbent, shall at his/her discretion, apply to the Bishop for a Licence in the specific lay ministry for which the applicant is suited and
qualified. February 21, 2013.

6. The Parish/Congregation will also be required to provide financial support for continuing education, as required, after licensing. Minimum required financial support includes: 50% of required course fees (not including books), 50% accommodation if billets are not available, and 100% of fuel for travel, for applicant’s attendance at all required courses and interviews.

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