Lay Preacher Training

God gives every believer spiritual gifts to be used as effectively as possible in the work of His kingdom.

Lay preaching is one way a person, with the relevant gifts, can serve.
Our aim should not be to simply engage folk in a “process”, but to enable, equip & envision men & women
to become lay preachers who will make a dynamic difference for the Kingdom of God.

Is God calling you to become a Lay Preacher?

Read more about the pathway to lay preaching here

You will join a wonderful community of lay preachers in Southern Synod and the wider URC who provide a backbone of support to their own and neighbouring congregations.

Training is organised by Andy Twilley and highlighted in the Mission and Vision updates

For an initial discussion please contact  your local Area Lay Preaching co-ordinator (details to follow) or  Sue Knight, Synod Lay Preaching Commissioner .

Southern Synod also run a Sacraments course, recommended for all lay people who are authorised to preside at the Sacraments – more details here .


Read more about becoming a Worship Leader or Lay Preacher on the Synod website here








Page updated 13 March 2022