Lay Leader Formation
Lay leaders strive to represent Christ and his Church in every aspect of their lives, both within the church and beyond. Lay leaders play a vital role in promoting the mission of the Church, which is to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. Lay leaders are not ordained, yet specialized training is available to strengthen their ministries.
- Overview of the Process of Formation for Lay Leaders
- Open Positions in the Diocese of Virginia for Lay People
- Education for Ministry (EfM) is a program of theological education by extension of the School of Theology of the University of the South at Sewanee. Through individual and group study, worship, and the process of theological reflection, participants in an EfM community move toward a greater understanding of the fullness of God's kingdom and discover opportunities for responding to their own personal call to ministry.
- Serve on a diocesan committee or commission. Nominate yourself or someone you feel is called to take part in this crucial part of diocesan life.
Apply to serve as a Diocesan Spiritual Discernment Facilitator (DSDF). DSDFs play a crucial role in vocational discernment in the Diocese of Virginia.
Young Adult Leadership Spotlight
Grace on the Hill, a ministry of St. Andrew’s Church in partnership with the Diocese of Virginia, is now accepting applications from young adults in their twenties to engage their Christian faith through a 10-month period of service, vocational discernment and leadership formation.
Apply to work as a chaplain intern at Shrine Mont. Chaplain Interns are assigned to serve several of the camps and offer daily sessions of engaging, age-appropriate faith formation content for campers. Interns work with camp staff to facilitate and empower others for leadership in the camp's daily worship.
For more, visit the Young Adult Ministry page.