Lay Servants - RISEM


Rhode Island / Southeastern Massachusetts District
District Director of Lay Servant Ministries
Ruth Koha James



Upcoming course information will be published when it becomes available.


Please use the following resources for more information on Lay Ministries.

NEUMC Lay Servants & Speakers  An explanation of Lay Servant Ministries and the requirements for basic and certified servants.

2018 Lay Servant Ministries Resource Catalog

2017 Lay Ministry Equipping Resources Catalog

Certified Lay Servant Annual Report

Certified Lay Speaker Annual Report

Differences and requirements for certification of Lay Servants, Lay Speakers, & Lay Ministers A source for online courses, including those required for Lay Speaker status

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.