Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. The People of The United Methodist Church

Lay Servants


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Lay ministry has been instrumental in the spread of the gospel from the earliest times and especially in the establishment of the United Methodist Church; and because God, through baptism and confirmation, continues to call each believer into ministry, the Board of Laity lifts up the crucial importance of lay ministry and urges lay people to take their call seriously, committing themselves to grow in faith and in their ministry. We thank the pastors who have committed themselves in leading lay people to discover and develop their ministries and who partner with them in this great adventure of faith and discipleship.

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

The Lay Leadership provide a vision of what the laity of the church is called to be and to do, as they live out the church’s mission of bringing people into fellowship with God.

To assist the local church Committee on Lay Leadership in the selection, training and evaluation of its leaders.

To help current leaders evaluate their leadership as they plan for continued growth.

To help potential leaders as they consider their response to an invitation to leadership.

To be lifted up before the congregation as a goal for all disciples to work toward.

Leaders model--at home, at work/school, in the world, as well as at church--what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

Lay Servants

Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 2 Corinthians 3:6