Lay Servant Ministries

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2014 Lay Servant Ministries Equipping Resources Catalog

Find the supporting resources you need for your ministry in this online catalog or download the pdf.

 

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Certificates for Lay Servant (Speaking) Ministry

Download certificates for lay servant (formerly lay speaking) ministries. These are available in writeable pdf. 

 

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“Put to Doing!” Directors of Lay Servant Ministries Hold Annual Meeting in San Diego

Bishop Minerva Carcaño opened this convocation, which was held January 23-26, 2014, in San Diego, with a reflection on justice and immigration reform through the lens of Micah 6:8.

 

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2014 Lay Servant Ministries Brochure

In 2012 the General Conference of The United Methodist Church approved legislation to change the name of Lay Speaking Ministries to Lay Servant Ministries. For several quadrennia various name changes were proposed – none of which adequately described the role of this leadership development program.The term servant was chosen because it best describes what Jesus told his disciples in John 13 after he himself had performed the duties of the lowliest servant. We should be honored to serve as our Lord and Savior did. We are called to live out our discipleship as servants in leadership!

 

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SLICE

This PowerPoint presentation download provides an overview of the SLICE model of evaluating and strengthening worship as described in several GBOD resources.

 

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New Lay Servant Ministries Procedures

Outline of procedures developed by the Virginia Conference

 

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Chuck Knows Lay Ministry

Around church you may be familiar with the term "laity" or "lay member," but what about a "Lay Minister?" What's that all about? Chuck -- GBOD's humorous philosopher, knower of church things and star of Chuck Knows Church -- tells all!

 

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What On Earth Is A Lay Servant?

The Past, Present and Future of Lay Servant Ministries

This PowerPoint presentation walks through a brief history of Lay Servant Ministries, explains the current status of this leadership development program and explores some important considerations for the future.

 

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Lay Servant Ministries Forms

From evaluations to checklists, find the forms you need for Lay Servant Ministries.

 

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Developing Effective Lay Leadership

Tips for choosing and supporting effective lay leaders in your congregation.

 

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