Lay Servant Ministries

Lay Servant Ministry Course List

Lay Servant Ministries All laity are invited to participate in Lay Servant Ministries courses, not just persons seeking to become a Certified Lay Servant.

Click on the course title to access the course description, text and upcoming schedule.

Basic Course *

This course is the foundation for all other Learning & Leading courses for Lay Servant Ministries, and is the first step to becoming a Certified Lay Servant and then, if desired, becoming a Designated Lay Speaker.

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Advanced Courses

Advanced courses equip the laity for service in many facets of lay ministry and congregational leadership. Completion of one Advanced Course after the Basic Course is required to become a Certified Lay Servant. Specified Advanced Courses are required to achieve the designation of Lay Speaker.

North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries Core Advanced Courses are recommended as your first advanced LSM courses after the Basic Course is completed.
North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries Meets a requirement for Lay Speaker designation
North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries Meets a requirement for course instructor accreditation

Accountable Discipleship North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries
Afire with God (Stewardship)
Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century (Ministry with Seniors)
Biblical Storytelling
Called to Preach [NEW]
Caring for the End of Life
Caring for Those Who Grieve
Children of Abraham [NEW]
Class Leaders [NEW] (Developing Class Leaders)
Come to the Table
Come to the Waters
Dancing with Words (Tell Stories)
Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition (Daily Discipline) North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (Spiritual Gifts) North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries
Embracing Personal Prayer
From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon (Sermon Preparation) North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries
God’s Mission … Our Journey [NEW]
Half Truths, God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say [NEW]
Holy Spirit Here and Now
Justice in Everyday Life
Lay Pastoral Care Giving (Lay Pastoral Care)
Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders
Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution [NEW]
Leading Bible Study [NEW]
Leading in Prayer North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries
Leading Missional Small Groups [NEW]
Leading Worship [NEW] North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Organization of The UMC) North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries Polity
Liturgies for Healing & Transformation
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (United Methodist Beliefs) North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries Heritage
Multimedia in Worship
Patterned by Grace: How Liturgy Shapes Us
Planning Worship [NEW]
Prepare to Teach North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries
Teach Adults North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries
Theology
Transforming Evangelism [NEW]
You Can Preach! (Preaching) North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries Preaching

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