LEAD – Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH
LAY CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Laity Empowered for Active Discipleship
Because UFMCC affirms the universal priesthood of all believers within its bylaws and recognizes that all members of the Church are called by God to a ministry of the Gospel of Christ in the Church and in the world, it is only fitting that MCC has created the L.E.A.D. Program to empower laity for active discipleship.
The purpose of L.E.A.D. is to offer lay leaders of UFMCC an opportunity to deepen their spiritual growth, develop their existing skills and furnish them with additional leadership tools so that they may be effective leaders in the church and the world. The L.E.A.D curriculum will engage a variety of methods that include self-paced, instructor-led, and seminar-based training to support each individual’s learning style.
Participants begin the certification process by applying to the L.E.A.D. program and, upon acceptance, attending the Retreat.
During the retreat participants are introduced to the program and basic principles of leadership development. In addition, individuals will work with faculty to create an individualized L.E.A.D Action Plan that spells out their goals and requirements for completion of the Certificate Program.
Participants complete required modules/courses, as well as elective modules/courses, to earn the L.E.A.D. certificate.
There are four broad areas of competencies that form the core of the L.E.A.D. Certificate:
- Spiritual Maturity
- Diversity and Cultural Awareness
- Developing and Equipping Others
- Situational / Strategic Leadership
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What LEAD Graduates are Saying About the Program
“Attending the LEAD Retreat enriched my journey with guidance, support and a spiritual high I had not experienced before. As I completed courses on the LEAD plan, my confidence grew and I received enrichment to help me become a better leader for my church and UFMCC in the future.”
“Several of the required courses for the L.E.A.D. Certificate were a total immersion into the purposeful start, history and supreme sacrifices of the many who fought for the equality of all: but specifically of the LGBT community of GOD’s children. These courses brought me all the way from the start to today, and made our history come to life.”
Over 100 MCC Lay People have already said yes to this incredible opportunity. Will you be the next one to say yes to living out the plan God has for you?