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Ministry of the Laity

The ministry of the laity is the work of mission or ministry to which each believer is called. As Christians we are all called to this ministry or priesthood – not just clergy. Each of us has a responsibility to proclaim the Good News and reach out to others in love.

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October 6, 2015

Proposed Legislation from the AACLL for General Conference 2016

The Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders (AACLL) voted at the 2015 convocation to endorse several legislative petitions to General Conference 2016. […]

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September 10, 2015

Lay Servants help 3-church charge succeed

The Rev. Dr. Lee Wigert serves the three-church charge of Juniata-Kenesaw-Holstein United Methodist Churches in south-central Nebraska. From his home […]

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March 31, 2015

2016 Convocation of Association of Conference Directors of Lay Servant Ministries

The 2016 Gathering of Annual Conference and District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries will be held in Nashville, TN at Discipleship […]

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August 28, 2015

Proposed 2016 General Conference legislation for Lay Servant Ministries

Proposed 2016 General Conference legislation for Lay Servant Ministries provides clarity, consistency, and collaboration!

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September 22, 2015

What is Lay Servant Ministries all About?

To learn more about what Lay Servant Ministry is all about since the name change from “Lay Speaking Ministry […]

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Ministry of the Laity Webinar Archive
August 12, 2015

The Laity and General Conference 2016

To learn more about what legislative petitions the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders (AACLL) is sending forth to General […]

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Ministry of the Laity Webinar Archive
August 13, 2015

What is Certified Lay Ministry all About?

To learn more about what Certified Lay Ministry is all about, join Jodi Cataldo, Director of Laity in Leadership, as […]

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Ministry of the Laity Webinar Archive
September 21, 2015

Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course

Download the PowerPoint presentation of the Lay Servant Ministry Basic Course, Listener and Speaker Evaluation Questions, sample Participant's […]

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September 18, 2014

Certified Lay Minister Brochure

Laity have long been a part of ministry in Methodism. Lay preachers, exhorters, and class leaders have served the church […]

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June 19, 2014

Certified Lay Minister

What is a Certified Lay Minister? A Certified Lay Minister (CLM) is a qualified United Methodist layperson called to congregational […]

May 16, 2014

CLM Certification

What is the Certification Process? There are certain requirements that must be accomplished for a layperson to become certified. Being […]

May 16, 2014

CLM Overview

The Mission and Ministry of a CLM The primary intent for the Certified Lay Minister (CLM) at its inception was […]

February 11, 2016

2016 Convocation of Association of Conference Directors of Lay Servant Ministries

The 2016 Gathering of Annual Conference and District Directors of Lay Servant Ministries will be held in Nashville, TN at Discipleship […]

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February 3, 2016

Nominations/Leadership Development Committee: What’s My Job?

Nominations/Leadership Development Committees in vibrant, healthy congregations will identify, train, and support spiritual leaders. This requires a plan beyond […]

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Nominations Committee
January 27, 2016

Local Church Lay Leaders/Lay Members to Annual Conference: What’s My Job?

Local Church Lay Leaders and Lay Members to Annual Conference have a role and responsibility to promote the role of […]

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January 21, 2016

Lay Servant Ministries Catalog

Updated January 2016 — This catalog offers our latest resources designed to equip laity for their roles in ministry as […]

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January 18, 2016

Lay Servant Ministries and General Conference 2016

To learn more about what legislative petitions Discipleship Ministries and the Study of Ministry are sending forth to General Conference 2016 […]

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January 12, 2016

Lay Leaders to Benefit from New Wesley Pilgrimage Sponsor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jan. 13, 2016 /Discipleship Ministries/ –  The addition of the General Commission on Archives and History as […]

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