Pastoral Lay Ministry/Lay Ministry Institute (LMI)

In response to the call of the Bishops and the Second Vatican Council to encourage the laity to play an active role in the church, Oblate School of Theology has established two certificate programs for lay leadership formation, the Lay Ministry Institute and the Instituto de Formación Pastoral/Pastoral Formation Institute.

The Lay Ministry Institute is a two-year program of ministry formation. Building upon a participant’s basic understanding of the Catholic faith, this program, exploring core topics in Theology, Spirituality, Liturgy and Pastoral Ministry is taught at an undergraduate level. The LMI also presents lay leadership skills that help prepare students for collaborative ministry in the parish or other ministry settings. A supervised practicum experience and Theological Reflection sessions are key elements of the year 2 experience. Both years of study are conducted on the OST campus.

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