MWD 2015 Spring Lay Servant Ministry Training
This is an opportunity to begin your Lay Servant journey or to continue the path you have started. We are offering the required beginners class of Basic Course, refresher classes, and advanced classes.
Is God calling you to a new way of service and asking you to be a local lay servant or certified lay servant?
Lay servants are called to proclaim the gospel in many different ways, in leadership and support roles, to help others grow in a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ.
At the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, the name of this leadership development program was changed from Lay Speaking Ministries to Lay Servant Ministries. There is no change in the process of becoming a local church or certified lay servant; however, the role of the lay speaker was added to the program which includes specific preparation and accountability. Lay Speakers who desire to further explore his/her calling, build a ministry team for community impact and
receive theological, cultural and practical ministry training are encouraged to pursue becoming a Certified Lay Minister.
A Local or Certified Lay Servant is...
• An active, professing member of a United Methodist Church;
• Eager to serve the church, community and world;
• Well informed on scripture and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church;
• Committed to witnessing through church and community leadership, care-giving ministries and spoken communication;
• Willing to improve his/her skills by training for service.
A Lay Speaker is...
• A certified Lay Servant who is called and equipped to provide pulpit supply in the
absence of a pastor.
A Certified Lay Minister is...
• A certified Lay Speaker who is assigned by the District Superintendent to a particular ministry within the West Ohio Conference.
April 18th, 2015 9:00 AM through  3:00 PM
Sylvania First UMC
7000 ERIE ST
SYLVANIA, OH 43560-1920
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Phone: 1-419-897-9770
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee $ 40.00
Basic Course (prerequisite) $ 0.00
Life Together in the Connection ( UM Polity ) $ 0.00
Dancing with Words $ 0.00
Aging and Ministry $ 0.00
Holy Currencies $ 0.00