Fall 2017 Lay Servant Classes

Rockford UMC (159 Maple Street)
Tuesday’s, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Fee is $25 per person and includes all your materials

Classes Offered:

  • Basic Class: (Keith Caldwell, instructor)
  • Advanced Class: Wesleyan Heritage (Jody Pratt/Sara Wolfsen, instructors)
  • Advanced Class: Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation (Suzanne Hewitt, instructor)

Registration is by phone or email to Jody Pratt, and begins August 1. Deadline to register is September 15. Classes must have at least 10 participants to be held. Questions? Please contact Jody Pratt via email prattgji09@gmail.com or phone 616.292.4908. Click HERE for reminder flyer to print/post.

Winter 2018 Lay Servant Classes

Save-The-Dates!

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. Deadline to register is January 1, 2018. Classes must have at least 10 participants to be held. Questions? Please contact Jody Pratt via email prattgji09@gmail.com or phone 616.292.4908. Click HERE for reminder flyer to print/post.

Useful Links

Click here to read the 2016 General Conference Guidelines for Lay Servant-Lay Speaking Ministries
Click here to read the Advanced Lay Speaking Certification explanation
What is Lay Servant Ministry all about? Click here for a video explanation
Click here for General Board of Discipleship ministry of the laity website
Click here to read the Lay Servant Ministries (formerly Lay Speaking) name change explanation
Click here to read/print the Lay Servant Ministries Equipping Resources Catalog
Click here to learn about the BeADisciple Lay Servant Ministries online courses
More info can be found here: http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/lay-servant-ministries     

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 met with and were approved by your district Lay Servant Committee)

Certified Lay Minister Annual Report

Forms can also be found here: http://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/lay-servant-ministries-forms

Lay Servant-Lay Speaker Process

Flow Chart Explanation

Certified Lay Minister

Certified Lay Minister Overview