Lay Servant Ministries

Lay Servant Ministries…Called by God to Serve!

In 2016, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church approved legislation to change paragraphs related to Lay Servant Ministries and Certified Lay Ministry to bring about clarity, consistency, and collaboration. The adopted legislation streamlines and simplifies the processes for people to become certified lay servants, certified lay speakers, and certified lay ministers. This will bring the number of categories to three: certified lay servant, certified lay speaker, and certified lay minister. These changes are reflected in our new brochure.

For More information:

2017 Lay Servant Ministries Brochure

Lay Servant Ministries Chart (Adopted at 2016 General Conference)


Central District Lay Servants - Updated April 2018

- Certified Lay Servants


Need to take a class? 

-  Click here for the registration for September 7, 2019 Basic Class and the Advanced Class.

-   Did you know you can also take on-line Advanced Courses through  
Check them out here.

Lay Servant Congregational Feedback

If a Lay Servant will be preaching in your church, please download and fill out the Congregational Feedback Form.

Questions?  Please contact the Central District Office at 515.974.8918 or Barb Mather, Central District Director of Lay Servant Ministries, at