LLM Matters

LLM Development and Well-being

As lay spiritual leaders, the well-being of LLMs is important to the diocese, to local churches and congregations, and to God. ‘Living well’ looks different for each person.


LLM Handbook

As Christians, the key handbook is the Bible! The Bible helps us draw near to God, guides us in life, and shows us our part in Christ’s Body. As LLMs, it also provides a focus for sermons and guidance to our witness. However, since LLMs have a formal recognised role within the Church of England, there are also processes and guidance which we need to follow within our current areas of ministry.


LLM Policies

LLMs are licensed to work with their incumbent in their local benefice. The Work Agreement supports a conversation about their ministry and helps both the LLM and the incumbent to offer expectations and possibilities. The LLM may have a significant Christian presence outside the local church, or may prefer certain types of service. The incumbent may notice gifts that the LLM does not see in themselves. We hope that the conversations, continued over time, will help the LLM, their incumbent, and the wider church to flourish.

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