Lay Servants are lay members of the United Methodist Church who are called to give primary attention to service within the local church. They may hear their call in the Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course and explore it through the advanced course Spiritual Gifts.
When Lay Servants are called, equipped, sent and effectively deployed, the missional results within the local congregation can energize the entire laity, so that together, we can make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!
How do I become a part of Lay Servant Ministries? Adopted Legislation from 2016 General Conference
Upcoming Classes & Events in Lay Servant Ministries
Wesley Lay Academy begins in January The Wesley Lay Academy, created by BeADisciple in partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., features courses and educational materials that are theologically rich and deep. Although not specifically for LSM or for LSM credit, these courses offer much to the laity. For more information, click the button link below:
All classes are open to laity and clergy from any district. Click the Course Information button at right for course descriptions, text ordering details and future scheduled course offerings.
August 12 and 26, 2017 Basic Course Cuthand UMC, 4064 FM 1487, Bogata, TX. Registration/check-in at 8:30 a.m.; classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. Contact Lori Massey, East District Director of LSM, to register.
October 14 and 28, 2017 Advanced Course: Holy Spirit Here and Now Caddo Mills UMC, 2502 First St., Caddo Mills, TX 75135. Registration/check-in at 8:30 a.m.; classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Contact Lori Massey, East District Director of LSM, to register. Advance registration receipt deadline: Saturday, September 30, 2017.
September 2, 2017 Quarterly Meeting Executive Meeting at 9:00 a.m.; General Body meeting at 10:00 a.m. All officers and members are expected/requested to attend. Minutes and agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting. Site TBA.
October 7 and 14, 2017 Fall Training Classes will meet Saturdays only from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Commitment Service on the last day of classes from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Site TBA. Advanced Classes:Leading Worship (Worshiping with United Methodists) and Ministry with Seniors (Aging Ministries).
November 4, 2017 Quarterly Meeting Education Committee Annual Planning Meeting to select sites and courses to be offered in 2018. Agenda and site TBA. All facilitators are required to attend. General Membership input/recommendations welcome. Metro Education Committee presiding.
NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT
August 19, 2017 Conference Laity Event Aldersgate UMC, 3926 Old Denton Road, Carrollton, TX 75007.