The Ignite Program
IGNITE is open to anyone interested in learning more about the scriptures, Lutheran doctrine, worship, prayer, and other aspects of our Christian faith.
We hope that IGNITE will enhance your life and equip you for ministry in the midst of your congregation and the congregations our Allegheny Synod.
How does it work?
The Allegheny Synod is partnering with the Upper Susquehanna Synod and the Northwestern PA Synod to offer lay worship leader training. The model we are using includes core courses of Scripture, Lutheran Studies, Preaching and Worship Leadership. Each of these classes is offered in multiple sessions through Zoom and in-person classes.
When students complete each of the core courses, they are authorized by the bishop of their Synod to provide worship leadership in congregations without called pastors. Each Synod has its own guidelines for lay worship leaders. The Allegheny Synod's Operating Principles guide and govern the authorized lay worship leaders of this Synod.
Once authorized, the lay worship leader is asked to complete at least one continuing education class a year. Each year the bishop will issue an authorization letter to lay worship leaders who meet the requirements of authorization.
If you're interested in learning more about the lay worship leader program, please contact the Allegheny Synod office.