Director of Lay Servant Ministries:
Ms. Dawn Hill-Fleury
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.
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.
The Lay Servant course, Lay Servants Preach, will be offered beginning on Saturday, March 17, at the Poultney UMC, facilitated by Marie MacDougall. The gathering will start at 8:00 a.m. with coffee, snacks, and check in, and the course will start at 8:30 a.m. (two sessions with a 15-minute break between). Dates for future gatherings will be set at the first meeting, so bring your calendar.
Books: "From Pew to Pulpit," by Clifton F. Guthrie; (Participant's Guide) "From Your Heart to Theirs - Delivering an Effective Sermon," by Tony Franks and David Carroll.
Rev. David Adams has books available now, cost $17. Make check payable to "Poultney UMC." It will be expected that some portion of the books have been read and prepared ahead of the first class gathering. Specific instructions will be provided after registration and purchase of books.
Participants will need to complete a Request and Recommendation form (see link above) and submit it with a $20 check payable to "NELSM" to Dawn Hill-Fleury, 9 Saybrook RD, Essex JCT VT 05452.
The group may be limited to 12 - first come, first in…
Contact: Rev. David Adams, 802-287-4406, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To get credit as a Certified Lay Servant you must have completed the Basic course.
*Contact Dawn Hill-Fleury (see above) if you would like a course offered in your geographic area.
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 Speakers must complete an annual report. Click here for a form that you can download and complete on your computer.