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Lay Servant Ministries

Ministries of Faith in Action

Is God calling you to service at your church?

Lay Servant Ministries is one of the most significant lay leadership development programs 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. Classes are offered throughout the year focusing on various topics and you can find the latest offerings by selecting the events listed on this page. If you’re new to Lay Servant Ministries training, you’ll need to start your journey with the Basic Course and then move on to more advanced courses.

Questions about Lay Servant Ministries may be directed to Susan Bowers at layservants@dscumc.org.

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Lay Servant Ministries and Why You Need Them

Lay Servant Ministries and Why You Need Them

The Lay Servant Ministries program is an Adult Christian Education program intended to provide support services to all lay adults in The United Methodist Church. Lay ministry is the work of mission or ministry to which each believer is called. As Christians we are all called to this ministry or priesthood—not just clergy. Each of us has a responsibility to proclaim the Good News and reach out to others in love.


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