The Commissioned Lay Leader Program is a course of study offered thru the district to lay persons who have already demonstrated a high level of leadership in their congregation, earned the respect of fellow congregants, and want to expand their understanding and improve their skills.
Typical areas of focus include worship, pastoral care, adult religious education, membership engagement, leadership development and leading rites of passage.
The course of study can take from two to four years and utilizes resources at the district, online and at our Albany Divinity College. Interested persons can find more information and applications at https://www.uua.org/central-east/programs/cll. Having one or more members become CLLs would be a great benefit to our congregation, and any associated costs would be covered.