Lay Servant Ministry Course List
All laity are invited to participate in Lay Servant Ministries courses, not just persons seeking to become a Local Lay Servant or Certified Lay Servant.
Click on the course title to access the course description, text and upcoming schedule.
This course is the foundation for all the other Learning & Leading courses for Lay Servant Ministries, and is required to become a Local Lay Servant, Certified Lay Servant and Lay Speaker.
Advanced courses equip the Local Lay Servant 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.
Core Advanced Courses are recommended as your first advanced LSM courses after the Basic Course is completed.
Meets a requirement for Lay Speaker designation
Meets a requirement for course instructor accreditation
Afire with God (Stewardship)
Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century (Ministry with Seniors)
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)
Dancing with Words (Tell Stories)
Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition (Daily Discipline)
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts (Spiritual Gifts)
From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon (Sermon Preparation)
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 Lead in Conflict Resolution [NEW]
Leading Bible Study [NEW]
Leading in Prayer
Leading Missional Small Groups [NEW]
Leading Worship [NEW]
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Organization of The UMC) Polity
Liturgies for Healing & Transformation
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (United Methodist Beliefs) Heritage
Multimedia in Worship
Planning Worship [NEW]
Prepare to Teach
Transforming Evangelism [NEW]
You Can Preach! (Preaching) Preaching