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Getting Started - Lay Servant Ministries

Perhaps you have felt God calling you to become more involved in your local church and community. Or perhaps you have discerned the need to develop your leadership skills. If so, LayServant Ministries courses can help you.

LayServant Ministries courses / Learning & Leading courses will prepare you for a multitude of missions and ministries, or improve your teaching and leadership skills, guide you in improving your devotional time, help you become an accountable disciple, or help you develop confidence in leading prayer.

Entering Lay Servant Ministries is a process that requires approval from your pastor and charge conference or Church Council. Each lay servant is to be a professing member of the United Methodist Church and there are requirements for continued study in order to maintain the status of lay servant.

Lay servants can serve in their local churches and beyond the local church. The courses are provided by your annual conference or district and you can receive information by contacting the conference director of Lay Speaking Ministries or your conference lay leader. Your pastor can get this information for you or you can check your annual conference web site.

If you choose to commit to the development of your leadership and ministry skills by becoming a lay servant, you will be enriched and encouraged by the network of other lay servants. If you choose to take the courses but not complete the requirements for lay servant status, you will still develop your skills for leadership, mission and ministry in order to serve God both in the church and beyond to the community around you and the world.

Thank you for your desire to improve your skills and may God bless your ministry!

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