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Trainings for Eucharistic Minister, Eucharistic Visitor, and Worship Leader Training March, April and May 2024

Requirements for Licensed Lay Leaders

Faithfulness: Demonstrates a vibrant and compelling relationship with God; demonstrates sustainable and current spiritual practices, responds to the power of the Holy Spirit in daily life.

Emotional Maturity: Demonstrates the ability to understand and manage emotions; possesses a realistic sense of self; knows own heart and spirit; demonstrates maturity in relationships with others. Exhibits humility and willingness to learn.

Emotional Resilience: Demonstrates resilience in difficult situations and practices excellent self-care in managing stress.

 Licensed Eucharistic Minister (EM) Training

Southern Convocation: April 13, 2024: 9:00 am – noon, St. Paul’s Episcopal Center, Hebron OR

Northern Convocation: May 11, 2024: 9:00 am – noon, Earlville

Read book before training: Eucharistic Ministers: The Cup of Salvation: A manual for Eucharistic Ministers (2012) by Beth Wickenburg Ely. May buy book used online.

Register through Rector, Priest-in-Charge, Vicar or Senior Warden (in the case of vacancy). Church official may send name to Dr. Lynn Wiljanen, Director at lynn@bishopsinstitute.org

Licensed Eucharistic Visitor (EV) Training

(Prerequisite: Experience as a Licensed Eucharistic Minister)

Via Zoom, Online: March 13, 2024: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm OR

Northern Convocation: May 11, 2024: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Earlville

Read book before training: Eucharistic Visitors: A Manual for Eucharistic Visitors (2005) by Beth Wickenburg Ely. May buy book used online.

Register through Rector, Priest-in-Charge, Vicar, or Senior Warden (in the case of vacancy). Church official may send name/email to Dr. Lynn Wiljanen, Director at lynn@bishopsinstitute.org

Advanced Workshop: Worship Leader (WL) II Training Via Zoom

(Prerequisite: Previous Licensure as a Worship Leader. This is intended as an advanced workshop for Worship Leaders to address specific topics who seek licensure renewal or want to refine their knowledge and skills). New Worship Leaders may take Licensed Worship Leader Training I in the Fall, 2024).

Time: April 16, 2024 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Materials: The Book of Common Prayer (1979) Other online materials will be provided during training.

Register through Rector, Priest-in-Charge, Vicar, or Senior Warden (in the case of vacancy). Church official may send name/email to Dr. Lynn Wiljanen, Director at lynn@bishopsinstitute.org

 

CANON 4: OF LICENSED MINISTRIES

The Episcopal Church (2022)

Descriptions of Ministries

Eucharistic Ministers

A Eucharistic Minister is a layperson authorized to administer the Consecrated Elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister shall act under the direction of a Deacon, if any, or otherwise, the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith.

Eucharistic Visitors

A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the Consecrated Elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration. A Eucharistic Visitor should normally act under the direction of a Deacon, if any, or otherwise, the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith.

Worship Leader

The licensed worship leader is authorized to lead public worship in the absence of, and/or at the direction of a priest, subject to the Book of Common Prayer. A licensed worship leader is a confirmed adult communicant in good standing called to lead worship in the congregation.

Please contact Dr. Lynn Wiljanen, Director of the Bishop’s Institute with questions: lynn@bishopsinstitute.org