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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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May 15, 2018

Laity Sunday 2018: Therefore, Go! With HOPE Through Offering Christ

Laity Sunday focuses on the celebration of the ministry of all lay Christians. On Laity Sunday (this year, October 21, 2018), we […]

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Worship
January 21, 2017

Lay Servant Ministries Catalog

Updated January 2018 — This catalog offers our latest resources designed to equip laity for their roles in ministry […]

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Resources
March 29, 2016

New Certifications in Parish Nursing Now Available for Ordained and Lay Leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 24, 2016 – United Methodist parish nurses now have the opportunity to earn certification in their specialized ministry. Developed […]

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Press Center
June 8, 2016

VIDEO: Celebration of Laity

This short video presentation celebrates the work of the laity in The United Methodist Church. 

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June 7, 2016

Lay Servant Ministries’ Proposed Legislation Was Adopted at 2016 General Conference

2016 General Conference legislation for Lay Servant Ministries to provide clarity, consistency, and collaboration has been approved!

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Certified Lay Ministers
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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May 15, 2017

Conference and District Lay Leaders: What Do I Need to Know?

Conference and district lay leaders have a role and responsibility to advocate for the laity. This happens through partnerships with […]

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Local Church Resources 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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Resources
October 12, 2016

Certified Lay Minister

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

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March 27, 2017

Certified Lay Ministry Overview

What is a Certified Lay Minister? A certified lay minister is a certified lay servant, certified lay missioner, (or equivalent […]

January 29, 2019

CLM Staff/Leadership Network

SAVE THE DATE 2019 CLM Staff/Leadership Network January 29-31, 2019 Nashville, TN For questions, contact Linda Van Keuren.

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October 21, 2018

Laity Sunday 2018: Therefore, Go! With HOPE Through Offering Christ

Laity Sunday focuses on the celebration of the ministry of all lay Christians. On Laity Sunday (this year, October 21, 2018), we […]

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Laity Sunday
January 10, 2018

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

Lay leaders and lay members to annual conference who engage in mission and ministry as part of a disciple-making movement […]

Webinar
January 5, 2018

Lay Servant Ministries Catalog

Updated January 2018 — This catalog offers our latest resources designed to equip laity for their roles in ministry […]

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October 24, 2017

Certified Lay Ministry: the dCOM and the DS

Certified Lay Ministers have a great contribution in ministry in the life of the Church and how we equip and […]

Webinar
July 5, 2017

Conference and District Lay Leaders: What Do I Need to Know?

Conference and district lay leaders have a role and responsibility to advocate for the laity. This happens through partnerships with […]

Webinar
May 10, 2017

2017 Lay Servant Ministries Brochure

In 2016 the General Conference of The United Methodist Church approved legislation to change paragraphs related to Lay Servant Ministries and […]

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October 16, 2016

A New Great Thanksgiving for Laity Sunday

This form of the Great Thanksgiving includes prayers for the church and the world, which may be led by laypersons […]

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Laity Sunday
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