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Academy for Parish Leadership

Academy for Parish Leadership

Equipping the saints for the work of ministry; Building up the Body of Christ

The Academy for Parish Leadership is a project of The European Institute of Christian Studies. Through APL, the Convocation seeks to deliver quality education to support lay leaders in all manner of leadership issues. 

 Our NEXT Academy for Parish Leadership:

APL: Healthy Congregations: Practical Tools for Congregational Vitality

Further Information and Registration can be found here.


Previous APL topics:

Church Finance and Governance
Leadership Development
The Nuts and Bolts of Financial Management
Management of God's Assets: People, Property, and Treasure
The Theology of Stewardship
Christian Formation / Charter for Lifelong Christian Formation
Our Baptismal Call to Mission
Speaking to a New World: Communications in the 21st Century  

Come and Grow: Say "Yes" to God's Call to Service
Experiencing the Holy
Living Out The Holy: Engaged Spirituality for Concerned Christians



Licensed Lay Ministry

All baptized persons are called to be ministers, according to their different gifts.

This ministry can be exercised in a variety of different ways among the laity and the ordained. Working together with the Commission on the Ministry of the Baptized, the European Institute of Christian Studies provides training and formation for the empowerment of all ministers, whether they are lay or ordained.

Do you feel called to serve God and the Church? Click here to read more about licensed lay ministry in The Episcopal Church.