The Tri-State District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries is offering something different this fall. We are offering a Lay Servant Academy where you can choose the dates and location that work for you this fall.
We hope you will seize upon this opportunity to participate in a newly formatted Lay Servant course.
Through this system of equipping and empowering, Lay Servants have the opportunity to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who go on to make other disciples with the goal of transforming our world!
The Lay Servant Academy is open to all with a desire to learn, participants do not have to be a United Methodist, a Lay Servant, or wish to become certified to take any of these courses. All classes are open to anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of any of the subjects offered and engage with other disciples of Jesus Christ. Find the class schedule and descriptions
If you know of someone who might enjoy taking one of these courses, please forward them the link to this information and have them complete the registration form.
It is recommended that if you have never taken a class before, you begin with the Basic Course. After that you may complete an Advanced Class to become a Certified Lay Servant. The requirement to maintain your status as a Certified Lay Servant is to take at least one Advanced Course at least every three years.
Early registration is requested so that we may order the materials ahead of time for your first class. We have set a minimum number of FIVE participants for each of the classes but will leave the final decision up to each instructor.
Details you need to know
You must complete all 10 hours to receive certification.
You must purchase the book on your own prior to the class. If you would like us to order the book for you, please be sure to check the box on the registration form.
Registration is $15. Registration does not include the cost of book.
Some Scholarship Funds are available.
Find the class schedule and descriptions Find the registration form
Please fill out your registration form completely. This information is very important in keeping our records up to date. Your correct phone numbers and email address are especially helpful if we have need to contact you with important information. Please allow ample time for ordering your supplies needed. For more information, please feel free to reach out to the contacts listed below.