IRD Lay Servant Ministry
Lay Servant Ministry courses are open to ALL, whether or not an enrollee applies to serve as a Lay Servant.
Lay Servant Ministries help Christians to claim their spiritual gifts, talents and skills by offering empowering training. This training encourages them to find places to use their God given gifts in ministry while providing them a network of support.
The 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church established three categories within the Lay Servant Ministries program (effective January 1, 2017).
- Certified Lay Servant who serves the local church or charge
- Certified Lay Speaker who serves by preaching the Word when requested by the pastor, district superintendent, or committee on Lay Servant Ministries
- Certified Lay Minister who serves as a part of a ministry team with supervision and support of a clergy person
For more information go to the Lay Servant Ministry main page - http://www.igrc.org/layservant_about
Basic Lay Servant Classes
Advanced Lay Servant Classes
Saturday, Sept 16
Time and Location TBD
The district will be offering 2 Advanced courses – “Spiritual Gifts" and the new “Called to Preach”.
More details will be posted as they become available.