This is the year for renewal of the lay licenses of Worship Leaders and Pastoral Leaders. It is also a great time of year to take some time and consider lay licensing opportunities that are available.
The diocese offers seven different license opportunities and you can be licensed at any time. If you are interested in becoming a Worship Leader, Pastoral Leader, Eucharist Minister, Eucharistic Visitor, Evangelist, Preacher, or Catechist, visit the diocesan website. There you will find the guidelines for all the licensed ministries. You will also find the requirements that some licenses require for renewal.
The last few years have been spent updating the guidelines and developing resource lists for each license. If you are renewing or are interested in pursuing a lay license please check out the website and visit with your parish clergy. There is a committee of members from the Commission on Ministry that works on this throughout the year. Please feel free to contact me if you have any suggestions for the committee.