Lay Servants - NHD

 

New Hampshire District

District Director of Lay Servant Ministries

Cheryl Nolan

cherylnolan@live.com * (603) 752-5472
 
 

 

Lay Servant Page on the Discipleship Ministries Website

2018 Lay Servant Ministries Equipping Resources Catalog

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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 canam3@aol.com or 508-423-1454.

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April 14 & May 5, 2018 8:30am - 4pm

Advanced Lay Servant Course

“Class Leaders:  Recovering a Tradition”

Durrell Memorial UMC, 2057 Main St, Bethlehem, NH

Lay Servant Course Poster

Rev. Richard Boyden and Pastor Aaron Cox are presenting a new course, “Class Leaders:  Recovering a Tradition”.  This is brand new course material with information of great importance to the traditions and history of our church!  All laity are invited to participate in Lay Servant Ministries courses, not just persons seeking to become a Lay Servant.

This study explains what the recovery of this tradition can mean for congregations, and offers some guidelines for the revitalized office of class leader.  It is based on the book, “Class Leaders:  Recovering a Tradition” by David Lowes Watson.  In 1988 the General Conference restored class leaders and class meetings to the Book of Discipline after a 50-year absence.

The Registration fee for this study is $45 payable to the White Mountain Parish.  This fee will cover the cost of books, training material and meals. Lunch and snacks will be made available each day.  You must attend both days.  There is a class limit of 20 for class. Quick response is encouraged.  Please complete and return this Registration Form as soon as possible.  For more information, contact Aaron Cox at 603-444-6388 or ascox42@gmail.com.

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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

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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

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Online Courses Available 

BeADisciple.com offers several on-line courses each year that have been approved by the General Board of Discipleship as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries.   Approval from the District Director of Lay Servant Ministries is required for these courses.

Go to http://www.beadisciple.com/layspeakingministries.html and be sure to scroll down to view them all.   

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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 Cheryl Nolan or the NH District Office today!

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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  report of activities and be approved annually at their church conference.