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Lay Servant Ministries


The Western NC Conference of the UMC is committed to equipping and empowering laypersons who have responded to the call of God to serve in mission and ministry. The United Methodist Church has established three categories for laypersons in the area of lay servant ministries to discover, develop, and deploy principled Christian leaders for the mission of making disciples for the transformation of the world:

  • Certified Lay Servant
  • Certified Lay Speaker
  • Certified Lay Minister

Being called to ministry is a serious endeavor. It takes a disciple to make a disciple. Thus we must do all we can to prepare ourselves and others to serve. We invite you to "Open the Door" to register your interest in pursuing Lay Servant Ministries and explore upcoming opportunities to begin your journey!

Next Steps: If you feel a call to ministry, your first step is to download this form and present it to your pastor, to begin your discussion for your path into Lay Servant Ministries.

LSM Brochure from Discipleship Ministries

Learn more about the different opportunities to serve.

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