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 Wednesdays, March 8 (12:00 – 4:00pm), March 15 & 22 (12:00pm – 3:00pm). Albion: First UMC, 600 East Michigan Avenue, Albion, MI 49224. Register by Feb. 22.
  • Called to Preach Saturdays: March 4, 11, 18, 25; 9:30am – 12:00pm. Ypsilanti: First UMC, 209 Washtenaw Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Register by Feb. 18
  • God’s Mission…Our Journey Saturdays: March 4 & 11; 9:00am – 2:30pm. New Hudson UMC, 56730 Grand River Avenue, New Hudson, MI 48165. Register by Feb. 18
  • Accountable Discipleship Saturdays: March 11 & 25; 9:00am – 3:00pm. On Zoom. Register by Feb. 25
  • Campus Ministry: Empowering Congregations to Support Students at College Saturdays: February 11 & March 11; 9:00am – 2:30pm. On Zoom. Register by Jan. 28
  • Leading Public Prayer Wednesdays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 6:30pm – 8:30pm. On Zoom. Register by Feb. 15
  • Tell Stories (Dancing with Words) Mondays: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27; 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Register by Feb. 13
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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.

CLM Zoom Event Feb 2023

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. Discern your call through this Certified Lay Ministry discovery event.

Come hear the stories of three Certified Lay Ministers, how God has called them, and discern your call as a layperson. Following their stories, you will have an opportunity to be in small groups to talk with others who are discerning their call too. Maybe you are being called as a Certified Lay Minister? Find out what that path is and if that is the right path for you.

You can learn more from the Michigan Conference website: Lay Servant Ministries and Certified Lay Ministry

Register to receive the Zoom link prior to the session.

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