Lay Servant Ministries

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

Lay Servant Ministries Chart

Lay Servant Ministries Forms

Here are some resources from the General Board of Discipleship:

Categories of Ministry 

Lay Servant Ministries Catalog

You can also take on-line Advanced Courses through  Check them out.

You may order books for Lay Servant Ministry through Upper Room Books or through Cokesbury

If you need a listing of Lay Servant Ministers for the South Central District please contact Sue at