For the last couple of years I've been heading up a national review of the ministry of Lay Preacher, with the expert assistance of Lynne Taylor for most of that time. Due to a couple of requests, I thought I'd archive some of the resources here.
The request for the review came from the Uniting Church's Assembly Standing Committee as a result of a proposal (brought by Amelia Koh-Butler and myself) to our National Assembly in 2009. The review was referred to our Ministerial Education Commission (MEC) and then to the Working Group on Lay Specified Ministries which I convene. This left us with the job of framing and then the review itself... (not my original intention!)