Synodically-Authorized Ministry2019-07-17T14:46:42-07:00

The Synodically-Authorized Ministry program trains laypeople to provide worship and community care in their congregations or clusters when rostered leadership is not an option. SAM leaders are raised up from within a congregation or cluster, and their authorization by the bishop to perform the sacraments is specific to that congregation or cluster.

Is your congregation interested in exploring whether SAM is a good fit for you? Please take our survey:

Interested in learning more about SAM and education for lay leadership in the Oregon Synod? Please contact Deacon Laura Gifford, Coordinator for Candidacy and Synodically-Authorized Ministry: