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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5XN62ZB
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.