Heritage District Lay Servant Ministries

Lay Servant classes are offered twice a year through most districts in the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church. See brochure for details. All Spring 2023 Classes are offered for FREE to Heritage District congregations!

  • Introduction to Lay Ministry: Basic Class*
    Saturdays; March 2 and March 16 from 9:00am – 3:00pm, Location: Pinckney Arise United Methodist Church, 11211 Dexter-Pinckney Road, Pinckney, MI 48169, Registration Deadline: February 20
    Class Facilitators: Pastor Jonathan Vitale & Richard Gorham
  • For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts*
    Class Sessions: Saturdays, March 9 and March 23 from 9:30am – 3:30pm, Location: Webberville United Methodist Church, 4215 East Holt Road, Webberville, MI 48892, Registration Deadline: February 27
    Class Facilitators: Pastor Paula Vergowven & Carol Gorham
  • Embracing Personal Prayer
    Class Sessions: Saturdays, April 6 and April 20 from 9:30am – 3:30pm, Location: Fowlerville: First United Methodist Church, 201 South Second Street, Fowlerville, MI 48836, Registration Deadline: March 26
    Class Facilitators: Pastor Scott Herald & To Be Announced
  • Zoom Class: Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity)*
    Class Sessions: Tuesdays, March 5, March 12, March 19, and March 26 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm,
    Registration Deadline: February 24
    Class Facilitators: Pastor Suzy Todd & Anne Hanna
  • Zoom Class: Sacraments: Means of Grace
    Class Sessions: Saturdays, March 2 and March 16 from 9:00am – 3:00pm, Registration Deadline: February 20
    Class Facilitators: Pastor Christopher Butson & Colleen Croxall
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*Required class for those seeking to become Certified Lay Speakers.

Spring 2024 lay servant

Lay Servant classes provide laity with the opportunity for personal growth, to learn more about the United Methodist Church, and ways to provide  leadership in the church. Becoming a Certified Lay Servant requires the Basic Class, one additional class, and the recommendation of their pastor and Church Council. Renewal requires a class every three years and the same recommendation.

Certified Lay Minister

Have you thought about your calling as a layperson lately? What is God calling you to do? God calls us all, and sometimes that call is to the ministry of the laity. You can learn more from the Michigan Conference website: Lay Servant Ministries and Certified Lay Ministry

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