Short Course for the Lay Presiders’ Certificate
The short course for the lay presiders’ certificate provides a grounding in the biblical witness to the sacraments and the theology underlying communion and baptism within the UCA.
Occasionally it’s necessary for a UCA presbytery to issue a certificate that authorises a lay person to preside over the sacraments of communion or baptism. In addition to a presbytery’s review of a person’s giftedness and acceptance by their congregation, an applicant must complete a course of preparation. Trinity College Queensland offers this course online.