Lay Servants - NHD


New Hampshire District

District Director of Lay Servant Ministries

Cheryl Nolan * (603) 752-5472


Lay Servant Page on the Discipleship Ministries Website

2018 Lay Servant Ministries Equipping Resources Catalog


April 14 & April 21, 2018 8:30am - 2:30pm

Advanced Course - Certified Lay Speaker

“Living our United Methodist Beliefs”

Sanbornville UMC, 173 Meadow Street, Sanbornville, NH

Lay Speaker Course Poster

Within the Lay Servant Ministries Program there is a special area entitled Certified Lay Speaker. This is a Lay Servant who provides pulpit supply to churches in the event the pastor cannot be present on a Sunday morning.  A person who is interested in this type of ministry needs six courses including “Living Our United Methodist Beliefs”.  Rev. Pam Maden is offering this course on two Saturdays in April at Sanbornville UMC.

The class will begin at 8:30am with a break for sandwiches, salad and a desert around noon.  It will end around 2:30pm.  You must attend both sessions to receive credit for the course.  The cost is only $20 which includes lunch, your book entitled “Living Our Beliefs:  The United Methodist Way” by Ken Carder and a Discipleship Ministry resource which will be helpful to you in your journey.

If you register ahead of time, Pam will be sure that you receive the material early so you will have a chance to look it over before the program.  Please complete and return this Registration Form as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact Rev. Pam Maden at or 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.