Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute
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Diocese of St. Petersburg - ELFF Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute at 6363 9th Ave. North, Saint Petersburg, FL 33710 US - The LPMI Program
The LPMI Program
The Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute of the Diocese of St. Petersburg is a program consisting of four years: an informal year of discernment and three years of formal training. The program is built on a tripod of theology, spirituality, and ministry.
Each year of the four-year program is repeated annually. The Ministry Formation Program offered through the Lay Pastoral Ministry Institute is accredited by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation through 2014.
LPMI, OUR VISION:
+ Jesus' call to discipleship is the foundation for Christian ministry. Through the sacraments of initiation the risen Jesus continues to call and form a community of disciples.
+ The Church is essentially a ministerial and servant church. Hence, ministry is the public activity of service to the Church and to the world performed by a baptized follower of Jesus Christ.
+ Ministry begins from a fundamental desire for individuals to work together because they are called by the Lord to be a company of disciples rather than isolated individuals. It grows through a mutual process of conversion and formation.
+ Ministry also requires a willingness to face and work through conflict because of the attraction and value of a common good, supported by an awareness of participating in the work of the Spirit in the Church.
+ Ministry shows to the world the possibility of transformation, of community, and of unity within diversity. It is a direct offshoot of the universal call to holiness which is affirmed in Lumen Gentium, chapter 5.
What Is The Year of Discernment?
The Year of Discernment segment of the Institute is designed to accommodate all members of the diocese involved in or interested in being selected for ecclesial ministry.
Year of Discernment Registration Forms
Please select the registration form below, fill it out, print and sign it, and mail it to the LPMI office with the registration fee.
Por favor seleccione la solicitud que necesita en la parte de abajo, llénela, imprímala y envíela por correo a la oficina del LPMI con el pago.
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