Lay Servant Ministries

Lay Servant Ministry Courses: Lay Pastoral Care Giving

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

Lay Pastoral Care Giving

How do you learn to care for others in the community—whether the community of faith or the extended community? Some people seem to have natural gifts, but most of you can learn to improve your caring skills. This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help your church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others.


Participant – Lay Pastoral Care Giving
by Tim Farabaugh
DR554 978-0-88177-554-9 $18.00

Leader – Leading in Lay Pastoral Care
by Brian Jackson
DRPDF596 $8.00
(Available only as a PDF download at Upper Room Bookstore.)


No sessions of this course are currently scheduled.

General Information about Advanced Courses

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.

Texts can be ordered through or (use ISBN order #) or Upper Room Bookstore (use DR item #)

Watch for these symbols next to the course title:

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

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