Lay Servant Ministries
(formerly called Lay Speaking Ministries)
In 2012, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church approved legislation to change the name of Lay Speaking Ministries to Lay Servant Ministries. The term servant was chosen because it best describes what Jesus told his disciples in John 13 after he himself had performed the duties of the lowliest servant. We are called to live out our discipleship as servants in leadership! There is no change in the process of becoming a local church or certified lay servant from the original lay speaker process.
There was, however, a role of "lay speaker" added to the program that includes specific preparation and accountability processes. Click here for the new brochure on Lay Servant Ministries.
Click here for the Certification Process of a Lay Speaker -resolution approved by the Conference Board of Laity
Please call me if you have any questions at 757-336-6436 or 757-894-3208.
-Barbara Mason, District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
To maintain your status as a local church lay servant and as a certified lay servant you need to take a course every 3 years. To check the date of the last course you have taken, click here
For resources go to Forms and Resources
REGISTRATION FOR EASTERN SHORE'S SPRING 2013 ACADEMY:
Click here to download flyer/registration/description of courses
or register on-line (see below)