Various topics are being explored for the coming future including, Indigenous Relations and Medical Assistance in Dying.
The Lay Academy consists of two streams of training:
General Education (open to all)
as well as Lay and Local Leadership.
In the General Education stream,
one to two 'live' large group sessions will be offered each year along with specific online courses available to the individual learner.
The large group sessions involve multiples sites from across the four western Canadian Provinces
and Territories interacting with a live online presenter while also enjoying discussion led by a facilitator
at their local site.
Some of the courses for Lay and Local Leadership and the Authorized Lay Ministry program
will also be open to lay people not appointed
to be ALMinisters.
It all makes for a collaborative teaching
and learning experience!
Sessions and courses are chosen to meet the interests and needs of the broader church as well as to fulfill the requirements of the Authorized Lay Ministry program.