Director of Lay Servant Ministries:
Ms. Marie MacDougall
To register for a course, please submit a completed and signed Request and Recommendation Form. The mailing address and costs for each course are included in the class announcements.
Click here for the Form. Return forms to the Vermont District Director, Marie MacDougall, 19 Eastern Ave Apt 1, Barre VT 05641.
Basic Lay Servant Ministries Courses Offered:
The cost for the Basic Course is $20 including the book. This course is required for anyone wishing to be a Local or Certified Lay Servant and is also helpful in preparation for church leadership.
To register please complete the Request and Recommendation Form and return it to Marie MacDougall, 19 Eastern Ave Apt 1, Barre VT 05641. If you have any questions please contact Marie at 802-461-4452, firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Please be aware that to get credit as a Certified Lay Servant you must have completed the Basic course.
Contact Marie MacDougall (see above) if you would like a course offered in your geographic area.
Click here for the on-line Lay Speaking/Servant Ministries catalog which includes basic and advanced courses as well as some new and refresher courses.
Lay Speakers must complete an annual report. Click here for a form that you can download and complete on your computer.
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.
There are two types of Lay Servants:
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.