Lay Servant Ministries
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.
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.
Every Christian reaches a point in the spiritual journey where faith must grow or it will die on the vine. Finding opportunities to learn and nurture faith may be difficult, though.
Consider signing up for an advanced Lay Servant Zoom class in March or April. There are two classes being offered Public Prayer and Opening Ourselves to Grace with two sessions (morning and evening) for each class. Enrollment is limited so register early. Public...
The West District Director of Lay Servant Ministries will be offering the Advanced course, Public Prayer, virtually. There will be offering two sessions – a day class to meet the needs of those not able to attend an evening class and an evening / early Saturday morning class for those not able to meet during the day.