ACC LAY PREACHERS

ACC is developing an Accredited Lay Preachers training with Kingsley College. If you are interested in becoming a Confessing Lay Preacher scroll down for more information. 

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Candidates for the ACC ministry of Lay Preacher will be asked to:

 

 

 

                 Kingsley College

ACC Lay Preachers require a minimum of 6 subjects of the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology* at Kingsley College. 

 

They need to complete the following units:

  • Introduction to the Old Testament

  • Introduction to the New Testament

  • Basic Christian Beliefs

  • Introduction to Preaching

  • Worship

  • Wesleyan Leadership which includes study on the Basis of Union **

Those finishing the above units may like to continue on to complete

the 10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology*

and then the Diploma and Advanced Diploma.*

Candidates may be eligible to receive credit for existing qualifications.

* Kingsley College delivers training under the auspices of Unity College Australia.  RTO 6330

** This subject is currently being developed by arrangement between Kingsley College and the ACC School of Faith.

Website:  http://www.kingsley.edu.au/                     Email: kingsley@kingsley.edu.au

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              ACC School of Faith

Candidates for the Assembly of Confessing Congregations Lay Preachers Course will

 

  • be an active member of a local worshipping community

  • receive ongoing supervision from an ACC mentor

  • become familiar with the Basis of Union and prepare to lead study of the Basis in terms of biblical sources and practical application at the local level

 

ACC Lay Preachers in active ministry will be asked to:
 

  • accept the spiritual oversight and discipline of a presbytery (or network) approved by the ACC

  • attend sessions on the Uniting Church Code of Ethics for Lay Preachers and Safe Church Practices (or equivalent as may be negotiated with the ACC)

  • engage in continuing education

Job Description of an ACC mentor

 

Mentors of candidates for the ministry of ACC Lay Preacher will be asked to:

 

  • register and liaise with the ACC School of Faith

  • be an active member of a local worshipping community

  • accept the spiritual oversight and discipline of a presbytery (or network) approved by the ACC

  • assist the candidate to become familiar with, and prepare to lead study of, the Basis of Union

  • act as a sounding board in the training and formation process

  • advise and, where appropriate, accompany the candidate in areas of contact with the wider Uniting Church

Express Interest in ACC Lay Preachers
   Confessing School of Faith
ABOUT US

The School of Faith is a ministry of the Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia

ADDRESS
CREEDS AND FAITH STATEMENTS 

PO Box 968,
Newtown, NSW, 2042

accoffice@confessingcongregations.com  

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