ECD Lay Servant Ministries

Co - Directors

Lynn Campbell

Jim Boesch

March 8 & 9
First UMC, Tavares

All classes require a total of 10 hours attendance. The cost is $45 which covers materials and food. Click HERE for the registration form to mail to the district office.

NOTE: Lay Servant certification expires after three years.

Basic Course - English ♦ Facilitator Lynn Campbell, Co-Director of LSM
Basic Course - Spanish ♦ Facilitator Rev. Dr. Josias Andujar, Senior Pastor Pine Ridge Fellowship UMC

Advanced Courses:
Life Together in the UM Connection - UM Polity ♦ English

Facilitator Rev. John Fisher, Senior Pastor First UMC, Apopka
Seeking to become or renew as Certified Lay Servants? This course is required. You will gain a basic understanding about the polity of the United Methodist Church in a class setting.
Planning/Leading Worship ♦ English 
Facilitator Rev. Kate Ling, Retired Elder 
The course is grounded in the classic patterns of Christian worship and the practices of leading worship. Participants will come to understand more about Christian worship in order to lead worship with more confidence. They will practice leading worship in a variety of formats.
Descubre Tus Done Espirituales: 4 evaluaciones para identificar tus dones: Experiencias; Caracteristicas; Convicciones; Observaciones ♦ Spanish
Facilitator Rev. Dr. Leo Rodriguez
Para utilizar peronalmente o en grupos pequenos encuentra el lugar que te corresponde dentro del cuerpo de CristoCuando conozcas y uses tus dones espirituales, podras participar en el ministerio que Dios cero para ti personalmente. Sera un ministerio lleno de fruto y satisfaccion.

Lay Servant training weekends require 10 hours of attendance:  Friday 5:00pm - 8:30pm and Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm.  Cost includes dinner on Friday and lite breakfast and lunch on Saturday, as well as the course material. 

You are strongly encouraged to attend a Basic Lay Servant class before taking an Advanced course.  Your pastor must sign off on the application to take the Basic Course.  Once you have taken an Advanced Course, you are now a Certified Lay Servant.  As a Certified Lay Servant, you need to complete the Annual Report  as part of the Annual Fall Charge Conference of your church.  Lay Servant certification expires after three years.  Please check your most recent certificate, from our District, to see your valid date.  If you are approaching this time and cannot get to a class, you can get a ONE TIME credit for attendance at Mission U, Disciple Study.  You can attend Lay Servant Classes in any District.  Click HERE to see all the classes offered in our Florida conference.  If you have not taken a course within three years, you should not complete an Annual Report.

Click HERE for the Florida Conference Lay Servant Ministries webpage.  If your church is willing to host a weekend, please contact Lynn & Jim. 

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011