Commissioned Lay Pastor Training 2018

Commissioned Lay Pastor Training Planned

We are pleased to announce a new series of CLP Training classes to begin in February 2018.  These classes are the first step in preparing Ruling Elders of Sierra Blanca Presbytery to receive a commission allowing them to perform a variety of church functions, typically including preaching, leading worship, serving communion, moderating sessions, and performing baptisms and funerals.  Commissions are limited to the churches of Sierra Blanca Presbytery, and duties are undertaken only at the request of specific sessions.

The CLP training consists of eight classes to be taught one Saturday a month, from 10 am to 3 pm, beginning in February and running through September, 2018.  Our Teaching Team consists of Norm Story, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Las Cruces; Tony Chambless, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Ruidoso; Caryn Thurman, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Hobbs; and Bob Reno, Honorably Retired Member of Presbytery.  Classes will be held at our churches in Las Cruces and Ruidoso, and perhaps Alamogordo, depending on the proximity of those who enroll.

For more information, or to sign up, please contact Bob Reno, Moderator of the Commission on Ministry (COM).  Phone: 575-495-5593.  Email: