NALM is involved in a continually growing array of initiatives associated with promoting and supporting professional lay ministry in the United States. 


The Alliance for the Certification of Lay Ecclesial Ministers has received approval for its revised standards for lay ecclesial ministers for the new national certification process from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Commission on Certification and Accreditation (USCCB/CCA).


The NALM Advocacy Committee supports and promotes lay ministry by increasing awareness of lay ministry through a variety of projects.