Lay Servant Ministries
Growing in your faith
Lay Servant Ministries is one of the significant lay leadership development programs available within the United Methodist connection. Through this system of equipping and empowering, lay servants have the opportunity to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who then go and make other disciples. Lay Servant ministries can be a significant component of any discipleship system providing training in Hospitality, Offer Christ, Purpose and Engagement.
Training opportunities for laity
Certifications for laity through Lay Servant Ministries
Laity who are interested in formalized training and certification for their ministry roles may consider certification through Lay Servant Ministries. There are four different certifications available. A person may seek to become a Certified Lay Servant, a Certified Lay Speaker, a Certified Lay Minister, or a Hispanic Lay Missioner.
Visit this web page to learn more about the Hispanic Lay Missioner program.
Visit the following pages to learn more about different lay servant ministry options.
After reviewing the material on this web page, if you are feeling called to pursue certification in lay ministry please discuss this calling with your pastor or district lay leader. You will want to discern which track you are feeling called to explore: certified lay servant, lay speaker, lay minister, or Hispanic Lay Missioner.
Once you have discerned your specific calling, please contact:
- In the PNW Conference, the Conference Committee on Certified Lay Ministry – Rev. Sheila Miranda, email@example.com
- In the Alaska Conference, the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries – David Means, firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Hispanic Lay Missioners, Rev. Cruz Edwin Santos, Director of Hispanic and Latinx Ministries – email@example.com
These contact people will help you to understand the specific certification requirements of our area, and the next steps in your journey toward certification in lay ministries.