Lay Preachers

Lay Preachers Handbook

The Lay Preachers Committee has released an updated version of the Lay Preachers Handbook. It contains information about study requirements, assessment processes and application procedures for becoming a Lay Preacher. It can be downloaded by clicking the link below. Also linked below are application forms which are used as outlined in the handbook.

Lay Preachers Handbook 2016 (1.7 mb PDF)
Candidate for Lay Preacher - Application for Acceptance for Training (202 kb PDF)
Recognition as a Lay Preacher - Application (270 kb PDF)

Resources for preaching - offered by the Lay Preachers Committee

There were several exciting and inspiring conference events in July attended by members of the Lay Preachers' Committee. Notes from sessions at those conferences are offered here - we hope they will be found to be helpful for people preparing to preach.

From the National Lay Preachers' Conference

From the Transforming Worship national conference



Lay Preachers' Sunday

6 August 2017

Download the pdf Order of Service (and use it to copy and paste into Word) or email communications@sa.uca.org.au to order a Word version.

Lay Preacher's Sunday Order of Service (524 kb PDF)

Songs / Hymns are suggestions only – not least because of the great variety of music used in our churches. Congregations are able to add or delete specific elements as required, according to local custom.

There are several ways in which Lay Preachers' Sunday could be celebrated: your congregation may for example, choose to have the service taken in its entirety that day by a Lay Preacher, or you may elect to use just the special liturgy offered for the day. We leave that choice to you.

Thank you for your support.

Max Howland, for Lay Preachers' Committee