Welcome to the web page for the Iowa School for Lay Ministry. Students can now check upcoming classes and assignments below. Check back often for updates!
ADVANCED CLASSES 2012-2013 Click here for descriptions and here for application
What is the Iowa School for Lay Ministry (SLM)? The School for Lay Ministry provides supplemental leadership training....read more.
What is the Role of School for Lay Ministry Graduates? Click here for list.
SLM GENERAL INFORMATION DOWNLOADS: Application, Dates for all Colleges, Brochure, Etc.
Student Reflections: In the very beginning and with much prayer, the hardest part of the School for Lay Ministry is filling out the application...making that commitment and taking the time to be ready for class. It was Friday night...first class of the School for Lay Ministry...November 7th 2008...I felt nervous...anxious...not knowing what to expect. As I walked up the steps of Simpson College, I read the sign..."Welcome"..."School for Lay Ministry meets here"...I thought to myself..."what am I doing!...am I doing the right thing?...this is way out of my league and these classmates know way more about the Bible then I know. I remember seeing new people with their name tags on...unfamiliar names and faces but knowing they were all believers in Jesus Christ. I picked up my three ring binder that was empty with tabs from 1-12...thinking... will I ever get to that twelfth tab and will I ever see this notebook full with great information. Those who sat at my table... I felt an immediate bond with them...that's when I knew this was going to be a special class. One of the first songs we sang that night were these words..."To be faithful with what I have been given...to be faithful with what I am...to be faithful with how I am living...I pray to be faithful." This was when I realized that this was where I was supposed to be and I had to be "faithful" in beginning a new chapter and journey in my Christian walk for the next three years.
|Barb Mann||Registrar (all locations)||515.974.8905|
|Avon Crawford||Dean - Simpson||515.225.2289|
|Dean Gabhart||Dean - Morningside||
|Lynn Calvert||Dean - Cornell||319-541-8367|