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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.

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.

21junAll Day22Lay Servant Ministry Advanced Course, June 2019 (LSM) @San Diego

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.

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

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

The Details

  • Conference Director
    Howard Fallman
    (818) 955-8164
    h.fallman@gmail.com
  • Newsletter Director
    Donna Johnson
    (562) 544-9919
    donnaj73995@gmail.com
  • North Co-District Director
    Grace Leighton
    (818) 267-7567
    leigh2128@aol.com
  • North Co-District Director
    Garth Gilliam
    (818) 429-8843
    garthgilliam@gmail.com
  • South District Director
    Pam Churness
    (619) 972-7113
    pamglorifyinggod@gmail.com
  • East Co-District Director
    Pat Hogan
    (951) 769-2917
    pat.hogan2@verizon.net
  • East Co-District Director
    Susan Ross
    (626) 260-1090
    skross91@gmail.com
  • West District Director
    Paul and Melody Ashley
    (562) 923-7407
    melody.ashley@ca.rr.co
  • Hawaii District Director
    Winifred Ching
    (808) 692-6638
    wingin322@yahoo.com
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