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METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
LAY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship
Because UFMCC affirms the universal priesthood of all believers within its bylaws and recognizes that all members of the Church are called by God to a ministry of the Gospel of Christ in the Church and in the world, it is only fitting that MCC has created the L.E.A.D. Program to empower laity for active discipleship.
Download the LEAD Brochure
The purpose of L.E.A.D. is to offer lay leaders of UFMCC an opportunity to deepen their spiritual growth, develop their existing skills and furnish them with additional leadership tools so that they may be effective leaders in the church and the world. The L.E.A.D curriculum will engage a variety of methods that include self-paced, instructor-led, and seminar-based training to support each individual’s learning style.
Participants begin the certification process by applying to the L.E.A.D. program and, upon acceptance, attending the Retreat offered by the Office of Formation and Leadership Development.
During the retreat participants are introduced to the program and basic principles of leadership development. In addition, individuals will work with faculty to create an individualized L.E.A.D Action Plan that spells out their goals and requirements for completion of the Certificate Program.
Participants complete 10 required modules/courses and a minimum of 4 elective modules/courses to earn the L.E.A.D. certificate. There are four broad areas of competencies that form the core of the L.E.A.D. Certificate:
- Spiritual Maturity
- Public Speaking and Leadership
- Developing and Equipping Others
- Situational and Strategic Leadership
For specific course requirements and more information, please download the L.E.A.D. Manual and Application Form.LEAD Manual and Application (DOC)
LEAD Manual and Application (PDF)
50 MCC Lay People have already said yes to this incredible opportunity.
Will you be the next one to say yes to living out the plan God has for you?
Registration is now open for the fifth U.S. Retreat for L.E.A.D., the Lay Leadership Certificate Program!
The L.E.A.D. (Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship) Retreat will be held from 5 pm on Wednesday, June 26 – 12:00 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois and will precede MCC’s General Conference. You will be able to complete two great events with one trip.
The L.E.A.D. Certificate Program provides MCC laity with an opportunity for spiritual growth and the development of leadership skills. Persons who complete the L.E.A.D. Certificate will be placed on a Leader List available to Elders, Senior Staff, and MCC Clergy, for the purpose of creating a leadership pool from which to choose trained laity to serve in leadership positions in MCC at the local, denominational, and international levels.
To participate in the upcoming L.E.A.D. Retreat, individuals should complete the application located in the LEAD Manual above.
The cost of the retreat is $150 USD. Participants will be responsible for the costs of their own lodging.
The retreat will be held at the General Conference Hotel.
The deadline for applications to the program is May 1, 2013. If accepted, you will be given registration instructions.