Lay Servant Ministry - Green Mountain District

Green Mountain District contacts 

Director of Lay Servant Ministries:
Ms. Dawn Hill-Fleury

Upcoming courses

Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course: Ministry with the Forgotten: Dementia through a Spiritual Lens By Kenneth L. Carder

Wednesday evenings (Oct 4 - Nov 1)

6:30-8:30 pm

via Zoom or in person Shelburne UMC, 30 Church St., Shelburne, VT 05482

Facilitators: Rev. Greg Smith and Dawn Hill-Fleury, Lay Servant Ministry Director, GMD

Registration: $15 - Mail registration form and check to:  Dawn Hill-Fleury, 9 Saybrook Rd., Essex Jct., VT 05452. Please indicate that you will be participating via Zoom on your registration form, and you will be sent the link. 

If you are taking this course for advanced credit, you must have taken Basic Lay Speaking classes first.

Email questions to:

Please read the first two chapters prior to the first class. Book available via  Amazon, Christianbook or Cokesbury

Basic Lay Servant Ministries Course:

"This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship."
The BASIC course is an introductory course designed to equip new leaders and renew current leaders. This course covers the three main categories of Lay Servant Ministries: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Its purpose is to equip us to be better church leaders - it is not a preaching course.

This is a refresher course for lay servants and a first course for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Lay Servant. To get credit as a Certified Lay Servant you must have completed the Basic course.

Contact Dawn Hill-Fleury about having a Basic course offered.

Visit other Districts' Lay Servant Ministry webpages for additional offerings. Many are offered via Zoom at this time.

Contact Dawn Hill-Fleury if you would like a course offered in your geographic area.

On-line courses are 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. Approval from the District Director is required for these courses. (see above) 

Request and Recommendation Form

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 Green Mountain District Director, Dawn Hill-Fleury, 9 Saybrook RD, Essex JCT VT 05452. 

Lay Servant Ministries Catalog

Click here to access the Lay Servant Ministries Equipping Resources catalog which provides details about different categories of Lay Servants as well as the courses that are available.  

Lay Servant Ministries

Discipleship Ministries Lay Servant Ministries web pages