Training & Events

Lay Servant Training

Join us for District-based Lay Training opportunities throughout the Conference. We offer Basic and Advanced Courses, as well as ongoing training for Lay Leaders and Lay Servant Ministers in a variety of locations across the state.

Basic Courses

Basic courses include an introduction to the lay servant ministries in the areas of speaking, caring and leading, with an emphasis on preaching and worship preparation. Those completing this course will become Basic Lay Speakers.

Advanced Courses

Advanced Courses are for those who have successfully completed a Basic Course. Participants will obtain more training in the area of your strongest gift. You can take an Advanced Course as often as you wish.

Upon successful completion of an Advanced Course, you can be certified as a Lay Servant. This means that a pastor may call upon you to assist in one or more of the areas of leadership, caring ministry, or lay speaking in other congregations, as well as your own. To maintain certification as a Lay Servant, you must continue to be an active member of the United Methodist Church and take an Advanced Course at least once every three years.

February 24, 2019
  • Basic Lay Servant Ministry Course (Cudahy)

    Sunday, February 24, 2019 01:00pm - 04:00pm

    Location: Cudahy UMC: 5865 S Lake Dr., Cudahy, WI 53110

    When: Feb 10, 17, & 24, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00pm. Where: Cudahy UMC: 5865 S Lake Dr., Cudahy, WI 53110 Registration: Register at cudahyumc@hotmail.com with name, church affiliation, email and phone number. Cost: $10 ...

March 02, 2019
  • Advanced Lay Servant: "Transforming Evangelism" (Elk Mound)

    Saturday, March 02, 2019 09:00am - 03:00pm

    Location:

    Transforming Evangelism - Learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism. You will discover that evangelism involves not only sharing our faith with others but also welcoming people into our lives and into our ...

March 07, 2019
  • Advanced Lay Servant: "United Methodist Polity" (Cudahy)

    Thursday, March 07, 2019 05:30pm - 09:00pm

    Location: Cudahy UMC: 5865 S Lake Dr., Cudahy, WI 53110

    United Methodist Polity When: March 7, 14, & 21, 2019 from 5:30 - 9:00pm. Where: Cudahy UMC: 5865 S Lake Dr., Cudahy, WI 53110 Facilitated by: Pastor Lynne Hines-Levy Registration: Pre-register at cudahyumc@hotmail.com with name, church ...

March 30, 2019
  • Basic/Advanced Lay Servant Classes (Green Bay)

    Saturday, March 30, 2019 09:00am - 03:00pm

    Location: Bethany UMC, 1110 Echo Lane, Green Bay

    Are you a Lay Servant, Certified Lay Servant, or Certified Lay Speaker? Are you interested in developing your spiritual gifts? The Green Bay Circuit and Northeast District are offering five classes held ...

April 27, 2019
  • Basic Lay Servant Ministry Course (Dodgeville)

    Saturday, April 27, 2019 09:30am - 03:30pm

    Location: Dodgeville United Methodist Church: 327 N Iowa St, Dodgeville WI

    This class is the required first step for becoming a Lay Servant or Lay Speaker in the United Methodist Church, and is a prerequisite for the Advanced Lay Servant courses. Participants are ...

May 19, 2019
  • Basic Lay Servant Ministry Course (Cudahy)

    Sunday, May 19, 2019 01:00pm - 04:00pm

    Location: Cudahy UMC: 5865 S Lake Dr., Cudahy, WI 53110

    When: May 19, 26, & June 2, 2019 from 1:00 - 4:00pm. Where: Cudahy UMC: 5865 S Lake Dr., Cudahy, WI 53110 Registration: Register at cudahyumc@hotmail.com with name, church affiliation, email and phone number. Cost: ...