Lay Servants - MBH

 
Metro Boston Hope District
Director of Lay Servant Ministries 
Ms. Ruby Blake
(617) 953-6964

 

 
Lay Speakers must complete an annual report. Click here for a form that you can download and complete on your computer.

Lay Servant Academy

 

DATES: Two Saturdays: Oct 1 and 15, 2016 (You must attend both days for credit)

TIME:  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Holbrook UMC, 60 Plymouth St., Holbrook MA 02343

LUNCH:  $7/day or you can bring your own lunch

Courses:

• Basic Lay Servant Ministries (required before taking any advanced course) ($20)

• Advanced: Preaching II: From Your Heart to Theirs ($30)

• Advanced: Justice in Everyday Life ($30)

• Advanced: Leading in Prayer ($30)

Register at https://neumc-reg.brtapp.com/MBH-LS-FALL2016

Registrar
Ruby Blake
(617) 953-6964
 

Why Lay Servant Ministries?

Lay Speaking Ministries are now Lay Servant Ministries! General Conference 2012 agreed to a name change from Lay Speaking Ministries to Lay SERVANT Ministries. During the legislative process a section was added to maintain the role of lay SPEAKER as pulpit supply and set requirements for persons desiring to fill that role.  

Click here to read the more about the change.

About Lay Servant Ministries

There are two types of Lay Servants:

  1. Local Church Lay Servant serve in and through their local churches. To be recognized as a local church lay servant, one must be recommended by his/her pastor and church council or charge conference and complete the Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course. Each participant must reapply annually, reporting on service rendered and learning achieved during the year. Every three years the lay servant must complete a refresher course or continuing education course relating to his/her ministry
  2. Certified Lay Servants serve in their own churches, in other churches, and through district or conference projects and programs. This offers them the opportunity to expand their outreach and to enrich their ministry through the various advanced courses. To be recognized as a certified lay servant, one must be recommended by his/her pastor and church council or charge conference and complete the Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course as well as one Lay Servant Advanced Course. Each lay servant must report and be renewed annually, and he/she must complete at least one Advanced Course every three years.

Important Reminder: A refresher course is required every three years to remain a Local Church Lay Servant. To become a Certified Lay Servant and serve outside your local congregation, you must take one advanced course and continue by taking at least one advanced course every three years. All Local Church and Certified Lay Servants must submit an annual report of activities to their respective charge conference.