Lay Servants - TRI

 

Tri-State District
District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
Dennis Veilleux
(603) 236-2800

 

 

The Lay Servant Ministry four-session course “Life Together in the United Methodist Connection” is being offered Jan. 8-9 and Jan. 15-16, 2016. Learn more and register.

Click here for the new "Lay Ministries Form" that has been approved for Church Conferences

About Lay Servant Ministries

Lay Servant Ministries (formerly Lay Speaking Ministries). General Conference 2012 agreed to a name change from Lay Speaking Ministries to Lay Servant Ministries. The role of Lay Speaker refers to pulpit supply.   

Click here to read the more about the change.

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.