Lay Licensed Ministers
Lay Licensed Ministers (LLMs) (often referred to as LLMs, a term which includes Licensed Readers ) are called to live out their Christian faith in a wide variety of contexts. Their primary ministry may be focused at home, in the local community, in their workplace, or any number of other social networks.
They often also hold a wide variety of responsibilities in churches and play a key part in the church’s mission and ministry. This often includes pastoral care, funeral ministry, preaching and teaching, and other leadership roles which they often shared with the incumbent.
St Padarn’s works closely with diocesan Directors of Ministry and LLM Officers/ and Wardens of Readers, and is committed to help, support and resource Lay Licensed Ministers to flourish in their ministries and professional development.
Useful Resources from Transforming Ministry
Transforming Ministry is a training project to encourage lifelong learning. After all learning and development doesn’t stop at licensing, and we are all challenged to continue to learn and grow in our faith. Transforming Ministry provides support and training focused on 3 strands of lay licensed ministry:
- Teaching the Faith
- Leading in Church and Society
- Enabling Mission
To find out more about the resources and online resources available through Transforming Ministry click here
There is also a report which helps explain the 3 strands of licensed ministry in more detail entitled ‘Sunday to Saturday Faith’ and a copy of that can be found here:
Provincial Events and the National Conference
During the year, St Padarn’s holds two provincial events for Readers and LLMs; one is held online and usually takes place in the Spring, whilst the other is the National Conference which is usually held each Autumn.
Annual Online Support Day
The next Annual Support Day is an online event taking place on Saturday 16th March 2024. During our time together we will be taking a look at the new MDR Scheme for LLMs due to be rolled out across the province during 2024, as well as the place of personal and corporate prayer in our lives.
Annual National Conference
This year’s National Conference is being held in Llandrindod between the Friday 13th and Sunday 15th of September 2024, and will focus on the Bible with lots of practical teaching and resources available. The Conference is free of charge to all LLMs in the Church in Wales. Please do look out for more information as well as details of how to book your place. If you would like more details please contact:
or call us on 029 2056 3379.
Officers from the Diocese who are responsible for Lay Licensed Ministers
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