LLMs are trained for lay leadership within their local churches and are authorised by the Church to teach, preach, lead worship and give pastoral care. They are leaders in mission and ministry in their parishes and personal contexts.
We deliver Licensed Lay Ministry (LLM) training in partnership with the Dioceses of London and Chelmsford. To join the LLM programme at St Mellitus College, students first go through a period of discernment and selection in their local churches and diocese and are then recommended for training.
If selected, training usually lasts three years and is designed to develop theological understanding and practical ministerial skills. In London, LLMs will study for a Diploma in Theology, Ministry and Mission. In Chelmsford, LLMs will study for a Certificate in Higher Education in Christian Ministry and Mission.
If you worship in the Diocese of Chelmsford and you are interested in this programme, you can find out more on the Chelmsford Diocese website.
If your church is in the Diocese of London, you can find out more about Licensed Lay Ministry on the London Diocese website.