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The ECORC Licensed Lay Worship Leaders (LLWLs) Forum

A Forum to support the East Central Ontario Regional Council (ECORC) Covenant Support Team and the ECORC Pastoral Relations Minister in recruiting, training, interviewing, and recommending the licensing of Licensed Lay Worship Leaders (LLWLs).

Purpose

  • To support the East Central Ontario Regional Council (ECORC) Covenant Support Team and the ECORC Pastoral Relations Minister in recruiting, training, interviewing, and recommending the licensing of Licensed Lay Worship Leaders (LLWLs).

  • For Licensed Lay Worship Leaders to support each other as a community of practice.

Membership

The ECORC Licensed Lay Worship Leaders (LLWLs) Forum shall consist of all those licensed by the ECORC Assembly of Elders to serve as LLWLs within the Regional Council, other interested parties as determined by the ECORC Covenant Support Team, and the ECORC Pastoral Relations Minister.

Meetings

The ECORC LLWLs Forum shall meet as required at the call of the ECORC Pastoral Relations Minister, at least twice annually.

Duties

Accountable to and directed by the ECORC Covenant Support Team, the ECORC Licensed Lay Worship Leaders Forum shall:

  1. regularly review the Licensing and Renewal Policy of East Central Ontario Regional Council;
  2. encourage on-going learning and seek to provide opportunities for further development of LLWLs skills through training and education, in partnership with the ECORC Covenant Support Team;
  3. ensure the names of LLWLs shall be circulated within the East Central Ontario Regional Council as those lay people who have been licensed and are approved to lead worship throughout the ECORC; and
  4. act as mentors to newly licensed LLWLs, in order that they might reflect together on the LLWLs role and the individuals’ effectiveness.

If you are interested in participating in the ECORC Licensed Lay Worship Leaders (LLWLs) Forum, please contact Pastoral Relations Minister Reverend David Timpson:

Reverend David Timpson – Pastoral Relations Minister

Phone: 1-800-268-3781 Ext. 6116
Email: DTimpson@united-church.ca

As an ordained minister and former staff personnel for the Bay of Quinte Conference, David brings his extensive experience to the role of Minister of Pastoral Relations. David’s focus is to assist the ECORC by providing oversight and pastoral relations support to the Communities of Faith and coordinating the work of Pastoral Relations Liaisons. He encourages and supports Ministry Personnel toward health, joy and excellence in their practice of ministry.