Leading, Caring, Communicating: These words characterize what lay speakers do in ministry as The United Methodist Church engages the world of the 21st century!
• Leading: Lay servants combine words and actions in leadership roles within their churches and communities.
• Caring: As lay servants combine words with deeds, they find ways to care for others. Some are involved in crisis ministries, such as visiting grieving families. Lay servants share a ministry of caring one-on-one with people in times of need and in times of joy, and show their faith by responding to others with care--giving love and service.
• Communicating: Both the Bible and Christian experience point to the importance of proclaiming God's transforming love for a broken world. Lay servants often fill pulpits, lead Bible studies, or speak in youth and children's groups, health care centers, retirement centers, prison ministries, and more.
For more information on The United Methodist Church's "Lay Servant Ministries" click HERE.
If you are in need of a lay servant to fill your pulpit, contact: Maxine Ashby, District Director on Lay Servant Ministry at 757-442-4451 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Eastern Shore District of the Virginia Conference, THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Office: 18291 Jones Ave, P.O. Box 317
Parksley, VA 23421
Office Hours: 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Thursday
Rev. Alexander B. Joyner, District Superintendent
Jennifer Hume, District Lay Leader
Connie M. Owens, District Administrative Assistant