Winter 2018 Lay Servant Classes


Middleville UMC (111 Church Street)
Saturday’s, January 13 and February 3 (February 17 weather make-up day)
9-3:00 Lunch included. Fee is $25 per person, includes all your materials and lunch.

  • Basic Class
  • Advanced Class: Leading in Prayer
  • Advanced Class: Search for Understanding/Children of Abraham (combination)

Registration is by phone or email to Jody Pratt, and begins November 1. Classes must have at least 10 participants to be held. Questions? Please contact Jody Pratt via email or phone 616.292.4908. Click HERE for reminder flyer to print/post. Deadline to register is January 1, 2018.

Useful Links

Click here to read the 2016 General Conference Guidelines for Lay Servant-Lay Speaking Ministries
Click here for the Lay Servant Ministries Brochure
Click here for General Board of Discipleship ministry of the laity website
Click here for the Discipleship Ministries Lay Servant Course Catalog
Click here to read the Lay Servant Ministries (formerly Lay Speaking) name change explanation
Click here for the BeADisciple Course Catalog
Click here to learn more about the BeADisciple Lay Servant Ministries online courses   

Certified Lay Servant, Lay Speaker, Certified Lay Minister Reports

Certified Lay Servant Annual Report (use this report if you have completed Basic and/or Advanced Lay Servant coursework)
Lay Speaker Annual Report (use this report if you have interviewed with, and were approved by, your district Lay Servant Committee)
Certified Lay Minister Annual Report

Forms can also be found here:

Certified Lay Servant Process

Certified Lay Servant Overview

Certified Lay Speaker Process

Certified Lay Speaker Overview

Certified Lay Minister Process

Certified Lay Minister Overview