Many small and usually rural congregations of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana are served by people from within the community, under the direction of a District Minister. Many of these people have received no formal theological training and in addition their general educational level may be quite limited. Recently the Presbyterian Church of Ghana has embarked upon an intentional effort to deepen the educational level of those who serve in positions of leadership within the church and is in the process of developing printed resources and training called the Lay Ministries Training (LMT) program. Costs for the LMT training include the purchase of a manual for each course required in the program, presently a total of 35 manuals, which the student can continue to use as “their library” after the completion of the course. In addition there are transportation costs (which vary with each student) and course fees each time a student participates in a required period of training, usually about two or three weeks at a time.
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