* O.L.M. - Ordained Local Minister in the church of Scotland
In the Church of Scotland, an OLM is a non-stipendiary form of the Ministry of Word and Sacrament,
aimed at engaging those with an appropriately tested sense of Call towards ordination, but who wish
to serve primarily in a localised ministry. This would often, though not exclusively, be in support
of those working in leadership roles as Parish Ministers (whether full-time or part-time).
The intention of OLM is to enhance the role already exercised by Auxiliaries,
to which there will be no further recruitment.
The function of the OLM would be a localised one, with appointments to posts the prerogative of
Presbytery, in a manner similar to that of the Auxiliary Ministry, to a particular locality or a
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