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Commissioned Ruling Elders

CRE Education

 

Application/Screening

Sample Application for Commissioned Lay Pastors from Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery

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Sample Application for Commissioned Lay Pastors from John Knox Presbytery

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Sample Application for Commissioned Lay Pastors from the Lay Academy for Theological Studies from Presbytery of Arkansas

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CLP Courses

See an overview of constitutional courses mandated by the Book of Order

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See an overview of conventional courses not required by the Book of Order, offered by many programs

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See an overview of convenient courses  0ffered by training programs to meet specific needs

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Dubuque Seminary Distance Learning Program - Visit their  website

Other Books and Resources useful in CLP Training and Ministry

These resources are broken into categories according to the courses usually offered in Commissioned Lay Pastor training. The list is intentionally limited in each category and represents books often listed in CLP training information. Many of these resources may be available in church libraries, presbytery and synod resource centers, etc. Where possible prices and choice of hardback or paper editions is noted.

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Other Resources

Christian Educators

Preparation for Ministry - of interest for those considering preparing for ministry

Interim Ministry & Committee on Ministry