The Lay Academy is a joint ministry of the Presbyteries of North Central Iowa and Prospect Hill and the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation which is designed to:
- Offer educational opportunities for lay people to grow in Biblical and theological knowledge, and in understanding of Presbyterian and Reformed tradition.
- Provide training for lay people seeking commissioning as Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church U.S. A.
- Provide opportunity to experience Christian community in a supportive and caring environment.
- Provide the opportunity for lay people to explore and discern their call to the ministry.
Classes are held at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Dodge unless otherwise specified. Lodging is provided in a local motel. The weekend begins with the evening meal on Friday and concludes late Saturday afternoon. Thanks to the generous support of the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation and the Presbyteries of Prospect Hill and North Central Iowa, the cost per weekend is $85.00 which includes meals and a private room at a local motel.
If you have questions or wish to register contact: Dr. Marcia Rich, Director Commissioned Ruling Elder at 725 Crest Avenue Fort Dodge, IA 50501 (515 -57 0 -5763) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.