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



Saturdays April 1, 2017 & April 29, 2017 8:30am - 4pm

Spring 2017 Lay Servant Ministries Training Event

Durrell Memorial UMC, 2057 Main Street, Bethlehem, NH

Bethlehem 2017 Registration Form

Rev. Richard Boyden, Pastor Stephen MacLeod and Pastor Aaron Cox will be offering a Lay Servant Ministries Training event at the Durrell Memorial UMC in Bethlehem, NH.

Offering two Advanced Courses - Discovering Spiritual Gifts and Leading Bible Study.  Course details.

The cost of the training is $45, payable to the White Mountain Parish. The fee covers the cost of books, training material and meals.  Lunch and snacks will be available each day. There is a limit of 14 per class. Your quick response is encouraged.

Financial assistance is available for those living in the North Country. Any assistance from the local church is most appreciated.  Contact Aaron Cox if you have any questions at 603-444-6388 or


Saturdays March 18, April 1 & April 8, 2017 1pm - 6pm

Basic Lay Servant Class for Youth

First UMC, 34 Felton Street, Hudson, MA

Youth Class Registration

All UMC youth in grades 9-12 are invited to participate.  Registration is $45 and the deadline to sign-up is March 4.   You must attend all three classes.

This Lay Servant course will help youth understand their faith and their call to ministry as laity or ordained clergy. The course is designed to encourage young people to claim the ministries to which they are called.  Local churches are encouraged to help support interested youth.

The registration form requires the signature of a parent, the senior pastor, and the chairperson of the Administrative Council/Board.  Upon receipt of registration, students will be mailed the text, required reading for first class assignment, a Code of Conduct form, and items needed to be brought to the first class.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact Debi Henry, Director - NEUMC Lay Servant Program for Youth at or 508-651-0256.


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.