The purpose of the Lay Study Program of American Baptist Churches of New York State is two fold. It offers an opportunity for:
Personal Growth and Enrichment -- Anyone is welcome to take one, a few, or all courses offered.
Leadership Development – Courses help people to prepare for leadership in the local church
Lay Study Team: Leon Oaks-Lee (Dean of Lay Study Program), George Norton Jr, Steve Reynolds, George Stefani, Jim Kelsey, Staff
MENTORS: The Regional Lay Study Team is developing a list of pastors who would be willing to share their wisdom, experience and guidance with a Lay Study student who has expressed interest in being a Certified Lay Pastor. Once the student expresses interest, the Lay Study Program seeks to pair that student with a Pastor-Mentor.