Lay Servants - NHD


New Hampshire District
District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
Dr. Douglas McDonald 
P.O. Box 245, North Haverhill, NH 03774
Phone:  603-747-3415


Lay Servant Page on the Discipleship Ministries Website

2017 Lay Ministry Equipping Resources Catalog



Saturday May 6, 2017 8:30am - 5pm


Sunday May 21, 2017 1pm - 3pm

Lay Servant Ministry Basic Course

Wesley UMC, 79 Clinton Street, Concord, NH

Basic Course Registration Form

We will have five lessons with a nice break on Saturday when you will be asked to write your faith story.   Please think about your story and the way in which the information you receive from the course might add to it.  Session 5 asks you to move into the world to fulfill the Great Commission.  We hope you will share your faith story with someone else and receive some feedback.  The final session, entitled “Into the World” will be a reporting of how you used the information of the class in your daily life. 

Registration will open at 8am.  The cost of the class is $35 which will cover your book and the food that will sustain you through the program. Once we receive your registration we will mail a book to you.  If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Pam Maden at 508-423-1454.


Lay Servant Ministries

The Lay Servant Ministries Program has changed, effective January 1, 2017  The 2016 General Conference adopted proposals that amended ¶’s 266 - 271 of the 2012 Book of Discipline.  Review the links below for an overview of the changes, summary, and copies of the 2016 BOD paragraphs.

Lay Servant Ministries Program Changes

Lay Servant Ministries Program Summary

Lay Servant Ministries Program - 2016 BOD ¶’s 266 - 268


New Lay Servant Ministries Annual Report Forms

Local Church Lay Servant Annual Report

Certified Lay Servant Annual Report

Certified Lay Minister Annual Report

Lay Speaker Annual Report


Online Courses Available offers several on-line courses each year that have been approved by the General Board of Discipleship as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries.   

Go to and be sure to scroll down to view them all.   


Would you like to teach a Lay Servant Course? 

We are always looking for people willing to share their wisdom, experience and passion for ministry.  Contact Doug McDonald or the NH District Office today!


Important Reminder: A refresher course is required every three years to remain a 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 Lay Servants must submit an annual report of activities at their church conference.