Lay Servant MinistriesLay Servants are to serve the local church or charge in any way in which their witness or leadership and service inspires the laity to deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship. Classes are offered monthly in the East and West District of the Desert Southwest Conference. Click here for a complete schedule and to register.

Lay Servant Ministries is one of the most significant lay leadership development programs already available within the United Methodist connection. Through this system of equipping and empowering, lay servants have the opportunity to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who then go and make other disciples. After taking the Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course, there are a wide variety of Advanced courses for continues study and training.

This year the courses offered in the East/West District are:
Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course (English and Spanish)
Click here for a complete schedule and to register.


  • Called to Preach
  • Come to the Waters
  • Dancing with Words
  • Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
  • Justice in Everyday Life
  • Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders
  • Leading Bible Study
  • Leading in Prayer
  • Leading Worship
  • Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity)
  • Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (Heritage)
  • Planning Worship
  • Teaching Adults

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