Church Leadership School
The Church Leadership School/Commissioned Lay Pastor (CLS/CLP) Training is a course of study designed to help you learn and grow in discipleship.
The program offers 170+ hours of training and class work in a two year cycle and begins with a required September kick-off retreat on a Friday evening and Saturday. The purpose of the retreat is to get to know one another, explore faith sharing and development, and to think about ways students can apply their learning and experiences. It is an opportunity to grow as a group committed to greater spiritual growth. In addition, during this Retreat, students will engage in special topics, acquire their textbooks and syllabi for the beginning term.
Many people take the course for their own personal enrichment or to strengthen their ability to serve their church. For others, the program is designed to meet some (but not all) of the requirements leading to commissioning as a Commissioned Lay Pastor.
The CLS meets 6 Saturdays each in the Fall and Winter, and 5 Saturdays in the Spring. The CLS/CLP curriculum is undergoing exciting changes and we will post all new information here. We meet at First Presbyterian Church, Morganton.
Current tuition is $75* each term and includes the costs for textbooks. Students are occasionally encouraged to purchase other texts.
Please print this Educational Plan and Enrollment Forms from the Presbytery website (www.presbyterywnc.org), and have your church session complete the Endorsement Form. All forms, registration, enrollment and Session endorsement should be returned to the Presbytery Office, (114 Silver Creek Road, Morganton, NC 28655) addressed to Kerry L. Border.
The CLS/CLP sub-committee of our Presbytery is excited about this opportunity for you. If you want to be more connected to God, to your neighbor, to your church, and to your community, this dynamic program will make it happen! You will have a renewed sense of purpose in your life.
To register, or for more information contact:
Kerry L. Border
586/243-9362 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Ross, Presbytery Associate
828/387-6332 or email@example.com
Robbin Buchanan, Administrative Assistant
Presbytery Office, 828/438-4217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Fees Subject to Change