Lay Servants & Leaders

Lay Servant Training

Location: Hamilton UMC

104 W. Samuel St., Hamilton, MO 64644

Saturday, July 21, 2018

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

 We are offering THREE courses: Basic course called Lay Servant Ministries; advanced courses are: Afire with God and Leading Missional Small Groups. All courses consist of 1 Saturday session from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with lunch provided and a homework assignment that will be sent to you prior to the class date. To take an Advanced Course, you must have taken a Basic Course. Feel free to invite anyone that you think would enjoy the classes. They are open to all!! 

Course Cost: $20 includes lunch

Registration Form: Click HERE


 This section of the website contains resources and information primarily for Lay Leaders and Lay Servant Ministries, as well as helpful information for all lay people interested in the fruitfulness of the church’s ministry.  

What is a Lay Leader? 

Click here to view the official job description of a Lay Leader in a local church. If you have any questions, please contact our district Lay Leader, John Miller. See contact information in the right side bar. 

What does it mean to be a Lay Servant and a Lay Speaker? 

Lay Servants are to serve the local church or charge in any way in which their witness or leadership and service inspires the laity to deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship. This includes the interpretation of scriptures, doctrine, organization, and ministries of the church. The Northwest District sponsors basic and advanced courses to help laity learn more about their gifts and talents to better serve the church. For more information about the Fall training, on Oct 28 and Nov 4, please click here. Courses Approved by GBOD for Advanced Courses

Please see for approved courses including Multimedia Technology, Growing Spiritually Through Daily Discipline, Leading Worship, Biblical Storytelling, and more. The courses are well done they take significant effort to complete. And check with your district director. Online courses may not be approved for certification for two consecutive three-year periods.

Lay Servant Ministry Resources

Click here for GBOD Resources

Click the links below to view the Lay Speaker's Annual Report  form for the report of the lay speaker to charge conference.