The National Association for Lay Ministry (NALM) is pleased to announce the launch of a new NALM.org to coordinate with our annual national conference from June 1-4, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the celebration of our 40th anniversary as an organization.
NALM was founded in 1976 when a group of lay people, vowed religious, and clergy began meeting annually to share their expertise and to support each other in the common goal of establishing and improving programs of lay ministry formation throughout the United States. Over these last four decades, the scope of the organization has expanded to include lay ministers serving parishes, diocesan offices, higher education, healthcare, and prisons throughout the United States and beyond.
As NALM continues to grow in its service of providing vision, voice, leadership, and advocacy for lay ministers and for the development of lay ministry in the Catholic Church, our website presence and efforts at online communication are growing with us. NALM’s first website launched in 1998 and has gone through a few different versions as internet technologies have developed and changed. With this new website, built and maintained by Perisphere Media, we hope to offer not only a refreshed and revitalized look, but to build toward new online resources while also taking some time to archive the important achievements of NALM over the last forty years.
As we continue our efforts to foster and support the spiritual and theological formation, training, and ongoing development of career and volunteer lay ministers the new NALM.org and increased online outreach will be a centerpiece of those efforts.
We look forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks and months.