Association of Leaders in Lifelong Learning for Ministry

Join us on Zoom for this year's AGM

November 17 2020
3:00 - 5:00 pm ET

We'll gather to do the usual annual business, and then spend some time reflecting on the state of Lifelong Learning programming.

Join us to hear how our research project is going, and for an update on new webinars planned for the winter. Then stay for a discussion about how the shift to online programming has had an impact on the lives of our institutions and the churches where our audience members serve. What kind of programming are we called to offer in these unusual times? What do church leaders need to help them feel effective, and to respond to the needs of their parishioners? How can we respond faithfully?

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ALLLM Survey 2020


The Association of Lifelong Learning in Ministry (ALLLM), the professional guild supporting directors in lifelong learning, is launching a research project.  The goal?  To map the landscape of continuing education in North America for the first time in nearly 40 years – and we need your help!

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click HERE to view recordings of past webinars


Who is ALLLM?


We are a network of theological educators, program directors, consultants, program designers and brokers, and advocates of continuing education for ministry, who gather annually to explore the needs of the ecumenical church and trends in continuing education. We specialize in providing non-degree educational opportunities for church leaders (clergy and lay). Our annual conferences and periodic newletters provide an opportunity for us to network, learn from and support each other's ministry, and sharpen our sense of what the church needs from its leaders so that we can help strengthen those skills in our own varied contexts.

ALLLM is a Related Learning Organization with the Religious Education Association (REA), and we now meet annually in conjunction with them.

During 2020, we're engaged in a research project to canvas the state of Continuting Education for church leaders, and identify needs, hopes and dreams. Continuing education is becoming a more important factor in the standards of the Association of Theological Schools, and this will have a significant impact on the type and quality of programming that many institutions will be expected to offer. Contact us for more information!




 FREE and online

REA Fall Gathering 2020

Thursday, November 5 through Sunday, November 8th

ALLLM is a Related Learning Organization with the Religious Education Association (REA), and we normally meet in conjunction with their meetings.

Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, the REA meeting has been postponed to summer 2021.  However, in the interim, they wanted want to create online space for people to reconnect, to hold our business meeting, to invite potential new members to have an REA experience, and most importantly to provide space to speak to the current moment we find ourselves in with a Global pandemic, economic crisis, many teaching online for the first time, and racial injustice.

There will be an opening, plenaries, a business meeting, board meetings, an advisory council meeting, informal time to chat and chew together, and a closing. There will also be no registration fee. This is a completely free gathering so feel free to invite your friends, students, and/or others who might have wanted to come in the past but couldn’t. All are welcome!

Click HERE for more information about the REA Fall Gathering