Lay Servant Ministries requirements

TITLE REQUIREMENTS
Local Church Lay Servant
Serve primarily in the local congregation
  1. Pastor and Charge Conference approval  
  2. Complete the Basic Course in LSM
  3. File an annual report
  4. Take a Refresher Course every 3 years
Certified Lay Servants 
Local Church Lay Servants who have taken an Advanced Course in LSM; serve in the local congregation and beyond   
  1. Pastor and Charge Conference approval
  2. Take an Advanced Course after the Basic Course
  3. File an annual report
  4. Complete 1 Advanced Course every 3 years
Lay Speakers

Certified Lay Servants who provide pulpit supply on occasion

(Must be a Certified Lay Servant)
  1. Pastor and Charge Conference approval
  2. Complete the required courses for Lay Speaker Track
  3. Initial review with District Committee on LSM
  4. Approved by Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries
  5. File an annual report
  6. Every 3 years complete 1 Advanced Course and a review with District Committee on LSM

Certified Lay Minister - supported with the NEAC LSM Program

Certified Lay Servant or Lay Speaker who is assigned by the District Superintendent to a particular ministry within the District or Conference

(Must at least be a Certified Lay Servant)
  1. Pastor and Charge Conference approval
  2. District Superintendent approval
  3. Apply to District Committee on Ordained Ministry
  4. Complete required course work
  5. Certified by DCOM
  6. Meet with DCOM every year
  7. Complete Continuing Education every year