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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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January 21, 2017

Lay Servant Ministries Catalog

Updated January 2017 — This catalog offers our latest resources designed to equip laity for their roles in ministry […]

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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
May 4, 2017

Laity Sunday 2017: Therefore, Go! with HOPE Through Hospitality

By Jodi Cataldo

On Laity Sunday (October 15, 2017), we celebrate that we are all called, laity as well as clergy, to go and make […]

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Worship
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 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 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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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 […]

February 25, 2018

2018 AACLL Annual Meeting

The 2018 Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders Annual Meeting will take place from February 25-28, 2018, at Epworth by the […]

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February 13, 2018

CLM Staff/Leadership Network

Are you a staff/leadership person related to Certified Lay Ministry (CLM)? The 2018 CLM Staff/Leadership Network will take […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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October 15, 2017

Laity Sunday 2017: Therefore, Go! with HOPE Through Hospitality

By Jodi Cataldo

On Laity Sunday (October 15, 2017), we celebrate that we are all called, laity as well as clergy, to go and make […]

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Laity Sunday
October 15, 2017

Laity Sunday 2017 Preaching Notes

Do we believe Jesus when he says the harvest is plentiful? Do we believe that there are people out there, […]

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Laity Sunday
October 15, 2017

Laity Sunday 2017 Music Notes

The following music notes are for use with the Laity Sunday 2017 Worship Resources —selections include: Holy Spirit (You […]

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Laity Sunday
October 15, 2017

Laity Sunday 2017 Order of Worship

On Laity Sunday, we celebrate that we are all called, laity as well as clergy, to go and make disciples. […]

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Laity Sunday
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