Director of Lay Servant Ministries:
Ms. Dawn Hill-Fleury
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.
The Advanced Lay Servant course, Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, will be offered Sundays March 17th through April 7th, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Essex Center United Methodist Church. Participants discover their spiritual gifts, how the gifts can be used in mission and ministry, what it means to be a spiritual leader, and how to encourage others in using their spiritual gifts. This class is one of the courses on the path to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker and is also meets the requirements for Certified Lay Servant Renewal. The course will be led by Narda Carlson.
The cost is $20.00 registration and $14.00 for the course book.
If interested, please contact Dawn Hill-Fleury at email@example.com or (802)878-7622 before Sunday, March 10, 2019.
*Contact Dawn Hill-Fleury (see above) if you would like a course offered in your geographic area.
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, Dawn Hill-Fleury, 9 Saybrook RD, Essex JCT VT 05452.
The 2016 General Conference approved significant changes to Lay Servant Ministries 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. These changes took effect on January 1, 2017.
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 Servants must complete an annual report. Click here for a form that you can download and complete on your computer.
Lay Speakers also have an annual report (click here). This report is only for lay servants who have completed the specific courses and been approved by the district committee to be Lay Speakers under the 2016 rules.