The Office of Formation and Leadership Development provides resources and facilitates programming for clergy and lay leaders in Metropolitan Community Churches. We work with seminarians who are pursuing a call to ordained ministry within MCC, as well as with clergy from other denominations who wish to transfer their ordination.
In addition to the ordination process, the OFLD works with MCC’s current clergy to certify Authorized, Active, Accountable (Triple A) ministry through a yearly renewal of a License to Practice. We provide resources and programming for ongoing clergy development and education. This office also processes requests for Leave of Absence and Retirement from MCC Clergy.
The OFLD also offers a variety of training programs for Laity in MCC, including the LEAD (Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship) Program.
In addition to our Synergy! newsletter, the OFLD will be providing workshops and creating programs to equip lay leaders in MCC.