Calling Lakes Centre and Five Oaks Centre (our
educational centre in southern Ontario) are enthusiastic about
the opportunity to offer the new Lay Designated Ministry (DLM)
Program. This dynamic program of leadership development will
equip those in our church who have experienced a call to
designated lay leadership, and have been affirmed by
the United Church of Canada through their presbytery to enroll
in the program.
The development and delivery of this program by
Calling Lakes Centre and Five Oaks Centre enhances the current
rich program offerings of the Centres. The DLM program receives
some M & S support as it prepares leaders of our church to
move into the next decades.
The design of this program will braid together
reflection on the practice of ministry in a presbytery
appointment with educational supervision, learning in community
at the educational centre, and complementary course work.
Presbytery appointments will be at least 50%
time for three years. Learning in community involves
participating in 6 ten-day learning circles at one
of Calling Lakes or Five
Oaks during the three years. To complement their program,
students will complete three additional courses through
theological schools or other educational institutions.
The three components will all draw on the
resources of the church and community: