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, Oct. 28 & Nov. 11 (9:30 am – 3:30 pm). Fowlerville First UMC, 201 South Second St., Fowlerville, MI 48836. Register by Oct. 17.
  • Lay Pastoral Care Giving Saturdays, October 14 & 28 (9:30am-3:30pm),  Waterloo Village UMC, 8110 Washington Street, Grass Lake, MI 49240. Register by Oct. 3
  • Leading Worship Saturdays, October 7 & 21 (9:30am-3:30pm), Manchester UMC, 501 Ann Arbor Street, Manchester, MI 48158, Registration Deadline: September 26
  • Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (Heritage)Saturdays, November 4 & 11 (9:30am-3:30pm), Brighton First UMC, 400 East Grand River, Brighton, MI 48116, Registration Deadline: October 24. Class Facilitators: Pastor John Park & Randie Clawson
  • Teaching Biblical Faith (Leading Small Group Bible Studies) Saturdays, October 7 & 21; 9:30am-3:30pm
    Location: Clinton UMC, 10990 Tecumseh-Clinton Road, Clinton, MI 49236, Registration Deadline: September 26
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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.

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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