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Lay Servant Ministries

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Basic Classes

The Basic Class is an in-person class and must be completed by everyone pursuing Lay Servant Ministries.

One can attend the in-person classes in any location.

Refer to the requirements on the brochure for each type of ministry before signing up for a class.

01apr7:00 PM29(apr 29)9:30 PM[POSTPONED] Lay Servant Ministries Classes - Spring 2020 (North District) @Sherman Oaks

01may5:30 PM02(may 2)4:00 PM[CANCELED] Lay Servant Ministries Classes - Spring 2020 (East District) @Victorville

Advanced Classes

Classes are offered in-person and online. One can attend the in-person classes in any location.  They are broken out by area below for ease of locating classes nearest you.

20mar(mar 20)5:00 PM21(mar 21)3:30 PM[POSTPONED] Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Class: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts - Mar 2020 (South District) @San Diego

27mar(mar 27)5:30 PM28(mar 28)4:30 PM[POSTPONED] Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Class: Leading Prayer - Mar 2020 (South District) @San Diego

27mar(mar 27)6:00 PM24apr(apr 24)8:30 PM[POSTPONED] Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Class: Conflict Resolution 2020 (Hawaii District) @Honolulu

01apr7:00 PM29(apr 29)9:30 PM[POSTPONED] Lay Servant Ministries Classes - Spring 2020 (North District) @Sherman Oaks

01may5:30 PM02(may 2)4:00 PM[CANCELED] Lay Servant Ministries Classes - Spring 2020 (East District) @Victorville

Certified Lay Ministries (CLM) Classes

A Certified Lay Minister serves as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergyperson.

20mar(mar 20)4:30 PM21(mar 21)4:00 PM[CANCELED] Certified Lay Ministry - Cycle B: Sacramental Theology and Worship 2020 (Leadership) @Anaheim

Guide to Lay Servant Ministries

Intro

The United Methodist Church has established three categories for laypersons in the area of lay servant ministries to develop, prepare, and engage principled Christian leaders for the mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world.

Certified Lay Servant

A Certified Lay Servant serves the local church or charge (and/or beyond) in many ways as listed in the brochure.

Certified Lay Servants may further develop their skills further on the tracks of “Certified Lay Speaker” and “Certified Lay Minister.”

Certified Lay Speaker

A Certified Lay Speaker serves by preaching the Word when requested by the pastor, district superintendent, or committee.

Certified Lay Minister

A Certified Lay Minister serves as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergyperson.

Learn more at the CLM page.

Download this brochure via the button below to learn more about these tracks and becoming certified Servant, Speaker or Minister

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

The Details

A Certified Lay Minister serves as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergyperson.

Current Newsletter

  • Letter to Servants – September 2019

Previous Newsletters

  • Howard Fallman, Conference Director, Lay Servant Ministries
    h.fallman@gmail.com | 818.955.8164
  • Donna Johnson, Newsletter Director, Lay Servant Ministries
    donnaj73995@gmail.com | 562.544.9919
  • Grace Leighton, North District Co-Director, Lay Servant Ministries
    leigh2128@aol.com | 818.267.7567
  • Garth Gilliam, North District Co-Director, Lay Servant Ministries
    garthgilliam@gmail.com | 818.429.8843
  • Pam Churness, South District Director, Lay Servant Ministries
    pamglorifyinggod@gmail.com | 619.972.7113
  • Pat Hogan, East District Co-Director, Lay Servant Ministries
    pat.hogan2@verizon.net | 951.769.2917
  • Susan Ross, East District Co-Director, Lay Servant Ministries
    skross91@gmail.com | 626.260.1090
  • Paul and Melody Ashley, West District Directors, Lay Servant Ministries
    melody.ashley@ca.rr.com | 562.923.7407
  • Winifred Ching, Hawaii District Director, Lay Servant Ministries
    wingin322@yahoo.com | 808.692.6638
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