Many of you have said yes to servant leadership at your church, but have you asked yourself what that means?
Paul Wesley Chilcote in his book Wesley Speaks on Christian Vocation defines it this way:
“It is geared toward people who want to explore concrete issues surrounding Christian witness and service in today’s world, and for those who are serious about the needs for all of Christ’s disciples to be engaged in a ministry of reconciliation for the world,” he wrote.
“Together we need to discern the movement of God’s spirit in our age. If we are sensitive and open, God will enable us to grow in Christian love and holiness. God will empower us to be faithful as a witnessing and serving community”.
Are you being called to be The Florida Conference Lay Leader? Now is the time to discern and pray. This is an elected position and serves a four year term as Conference Lay Leader and on the Board of Lay Ministry.
The Book of Discipline lays out the requirements. The Leader should be a professing member of a church and an active participant in the United Methodist Church for at least two years. In addition, the person becomes a member of the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders.
The Leader represents and encourages the laity, models discipleship, celebrates laity ministries, and helps develop new leaders through H.O.P.E. – Hospitality, Offering Christ, Purpose, and Engagement. Through that, new disciples are made and bring more people into the body of Christ.
Here is the Conference Lay Leader application for your convenience. If you feel there is a call on your life to serve as The Florida Conference Lay Leader, fill out the form and return to Russ Graves, Chairperson on Committee on Nominations at: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 15, 2020.
Will you consider joining us?
Florida Conference Lay Leader