Lay Servant Ministries

Lay Servant Ministry Courses: Leading Bible Study [NEW]

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.

Leading Bible Study [NEW]

Leading Bible Study opens a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation. It reminds us as United Methodists that Bible study and biblical interpretation are a core part of our spiritual journey.


Participant – Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap
by Sharon Ringe and Frederick Tiffany
ISBN 9780687016082 $18.75 (Cokesbury)

Leader – Leading Bible Study
by Dana Bunn
Coming in 2016


  • February 4, 11, 19, 25, with commitment service on March 4, 2018: Metro District, site TBA. Contact Susan Grant to register.
  • February 12 – 23, 2018 (online). Contact: to register.

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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