South Central District Lay Servant Ministries Co-Chair is Tim Higbee and Linda Kizer.
Lay Servants/Speakers all must take the beginning class, then at least one advanced class. There are Certified Lay Servants, and Lay Speakers. Each has a different form to be completed for Charge Conference. Each must continue to take courses at least once every three years, and each must complete a form to be approved at Charge Conference every year.
Lay Speakers must also have completed six specific advanced courses:
a. Spiritual Gifts b. Leading Prayer
c. Preaching d. UM Heritage, our beliefs
e. Leading Worship f. UM Polity, connectionalism
Here are some resources from the General Board of Discipleship:
You can also take on-line Advanced Courses through BeADisciple.com? Check them out.
If you need a listing of Lay Servant Ministers for the South Central District please contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org