“We constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling…” 2 Thessalonians 1 : 1
I wonder if you have ever thought you were being called to Ministry but perhaps not ordination? God may be calling you to be a Licensed Lay Minister.
Today Lay Ministers serve their parishes in a variety of ways. Throughout the year we have been adapting our skills to serve both online and in person.
It is my role as Diocesan Warden of the LLMs to lead, support and encourage the Lay Ministers and all parishes, and to look for new people to join us.
This is a national ministry – check out our national website www.transformingministry.org.uk
On June 26 there is a very special service and Quiet Day to celebrate the Licensing of five new Lay Ministers to the Diocese. Lay people have served in this way for decades supporting their ordained colleagues and providing a strong theological preaching and teaching resource to parishes. We take funerals, serve as Chaplains, lead services, small groups, pastoral work, community service – a whole variety of things and it all begins with following our calling.
Imagine a church where everyone is following their calling to serve God. A Church where vocations are recognized and valued and where the right training is given to the right people to serve the Kingdom wherever they are. That’s my passion and I look forward to making it a reality with your help.
So I ask you once again – Is God calling you to serve him? If so then please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will guide you on to the right path.
Jane Hiley, Warden of Licensed Lay Ministers