Colloquy Program | Michigan District, LCMS

Colloquy Program

What is colloquy?

Colloquy is a certification process for professional church workers. It assures that the individual has been properly educated in the doctrines and practices of the Synod and commits to serve the Synod in a specific role as a professional church worker such as teacher, director of Christian education, Christian outreach, parish music, parish family life, deaconess, lay minister or parish pastor. Upon certification, an individual is classified as “minister of religion-commissioned” or “minister of religion-ordained” (ordained refers only to parish pastors).

Who should be colloquyized?

Individuals who wish to serve the church in professional roles but have not been certified by the church to perform the duties prescribed by Synod are eligible to apply for colloquy.

Where can one obtain certification?

  • For information on “Minister of Religion—Commissioned” colloquy, click here.

  • For information on “Minister of Religion—Ordained” colloquy, click here.

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