NWSWI Lay school of ministry

The Lay School of Ministry (LSM) is an educational ministry of the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin (ELCA), which assists lay people to a deeper Christian identity and participation in the mission of the whole church.


The curriculum and educational objectives of the Lay School of Ministry emphasize the baptismal vocation of all Christians. Courses are designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of the Bible, Worship, Spirituality, Christian History and Lutheran Theology.



Lay School of Ministry Website


LSM Information

LSM Registration Form

LSM Cover Letter

LSM Mentoring Guidelines


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