Lay Servant Ministries
What Does It Mean To Be A Lay Servant?
Everyone of us is expected to be a lay servant in the broadest sense of the words. However, some people will feel called to go beyond that and receive training to equip them to take on other roles, including preaching on occasion. The United Methodist Church, in the Book of Discipline, recognizes three levels of certified lay servant ministries: Certified Lay Servant, Certified Lay Speaker, and Certified Lay Minister.