Lay Servants/Speakers all must take the beginning class, then at least one advanced class. There are Certified Lay Servants, and Lay Speakers. Each has a different form to be completed for Charge Conference. Each must continue to take courses at least once every three years, and each must complete a form to be approved at Charge Conference every year.
Lay Speakers must also have completed six specific advanced courses:
a. Spiritual Gifts b. Leading Prayer
c. Preaching d. UM Heritage, our beliefs
e. Leading Worship f. UM Polity, connectionalism
Here you can find the Lay Servant Ministries chart.
JANUARY 2019 Lay Servant Ministries Interviews
Here are some resources from the General Board of Discipleship:
You can also take on-line Advanced Courses through BeADisciple.com? Check them out.
If you need a listing of Lay Servant Ministers for the South Central District please contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
If a Lay Servant will be preaching in your church, please download and fill out the Congregational Feedback Form.