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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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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 13, 2018

CLM Staff/Leadership Network

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

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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
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 […]

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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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February 2, 2017

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

In partnership with clergy, lay servant ministries, the local church, and the annual conference, the work of local church lay […]

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January 25, 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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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
October 16, 2016

Laity Sunday 2016 Preaching Notes

Living…Vital…Worship! The following preaching notes are for use with the Laity Sunday 2016 Worship Resources  […]

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Laity Sunday
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