The United Methodist Church has established three categories for laypersons in the area of lay servant ministries to develop, prepare, and engage principled Christian leaders for the mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world. A Certified Lay Servant serves the local church or charge (and/or beyond) in many ways, and may further develop their skills on the tracks of “Certified Lay Speaker” and “Certified Lay Minister.” For more information, see this brochure.
A Basic Course is required for the Local Church Lay Servant Certificate. The Basic Course of Lay Servants is the first course one takes to become a Local Church Lay Servant in order to prepare for the servant activities in the local church. The course introduces the stated purposes of Lay Servant Ministries such as caring, leading, and communication. This course will use the Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Course. Completion of this course is required before taking an advanced class.
Use the Register link above to sign up. The registration deadline is September 23rd.