* 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 specific role.

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