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ECD Lay Servant Ministries

Lay Servant training prepares laity to be in ministry through caring, communication and leadership. The key emphasis of Lay Servant Training is equipping and empowering lay servants to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ, who then go and make other disciples.

These trainings are open to everyone. The first class you take is called Basic Lay Servant Training. Once that class has been taken, you will sign up for an Advanced Class. All LSM classes require ten hours of class time. Once you have completed the Basic LSM and one Advanced Class, you will be a Certified Lay Servant.

To keep your certification current, you must take an Advanced Class every three years AND turn in the Certified Lay Servant Annual Report to your Charge Conference each fall.

Questions? Contact the ECD Co-Directors of LSM: Jim Boesch or Randy Nunley

Spring 2023 Classes

This will be a FREE Lay Servant Training via Zoom. Everyone will be responsible to purchase their own book. Click on the name of the course below to order from the seller. We will meet together and then we will split into our class. You will need to attend the entire schedule below. Certification requires ten hours of class time. Click HERE for flyer.

Friday, March 24     6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, March 25 9:00am - 1:00pm
Friday, March 31      6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 1       9:00am - 1:00pm

You are encouraged to take the Basic LSM course before taking an advanced course. Once you have completed the Basic LSM and one Advanced course, you will be a Certified Lay Servant.


Discover the many ways lay servants are called to be in ministry through leading, teaching, serving, proclaiming the gospel, disciple-making, storytelling, and spiritual growth.

Basic Lay Servant in English Facilitator:  Lynn Campbell
Basic Lay Servant in Spanish Facilitator:  Luz Ortiz


Requirements for renewal: You must take an advanced course in the last three years and turn in Annual report at your Fall Charge Conference.

Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition Facilitator: Rev. Cathy Thacker
This workbook describes major features in John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his ministry to your own life.

Structured around Wesley's "Means of Grace," the 7-week study covers prayer, scripture, the Lord's Supper, fasting, Christian conferencing, and providential means of grace. Developed for individual or group study, the workbook also offers suggestions for organizing an initial group meeting and developing a successful group study.

La vida de devoción en la tradición wesleyana Facilitator: Rev. Dr. Cruz Edwin Santos
Este libro describe los aspectos más importantes en la vida de devoción de Juan Wesley y cómo estos principios pueden ser aplicados a nuestras vidas. El libro está diseñado para tener un estudio semanal por siete semanas y sigue una estructura alrededor de lo que Wesley llama «medios de gracia». Por lo tanto, incluye estudios sobre la oración, la Escritura, la Santa Cena, el ayuno y otros temas. Los grupos y cada persona individual crecerán espiritualmente a medida que aprenden acerca de las enseñanzas de Wesley en relación a la gracia de Dios y la vida en Cristo.

Please register for ONE class. You cannot take two courses as they take place simultaneously.

Click HERE for the Florida Conference Lay Servant Ministries webpage.