Lay Servant Ministries

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The legislation passed at the 2012 General Conference changed Lay Speaking Ministries to Lay Servant Ministries. The new logo has been changed by replacing the word Speaking with Servant.  To read more about changes to the program, click here.


Lay Servant Training Opportunities:

  • August 12, 2017Central Avenue UMC, Batesville, AR, 9AM — 5PM, Registration Form


  • August 19th, Harrison First UMC, 8 AM til 5PM

It’s Fall Lay Servant Training Registration Time!

Saturday, August 19th

8 AM till 5 PM

We will be offering 3 classes in Harrison at First UMC 1100 West Bower St. in Harrison.

The 3 classes are: Basic, Leading Prayer, Living Our Connection (United Methodist Polity), The fee of $20 dollars will cover (class, Light BF, snacks, drinks and lunch).

Class time is 8 hours and there is 2 hours of Homework time.  Homework is expected to be turned in at the beginning of class!

Homework assignments will be sent after you register and you’ll have to purchase the book for the class you sign up for at your own cost. (avg. cost $8-15 dollars a book)  The Homework sheet should have info. as to where to purchase the book, the name of the book and sometimes more info. To help make sure you buy the correct book for the class you are taking.  Please provide an  e-mail address or home address for me to send you the homework.

For Registration Form – please contact Susan Kramer at or the district office at

Please sign up for classes as soon as you can, so we can be sure you’ll have time to purchase your book, read your book and complete your homework before class starts.

If you have any questions about the classes, please contact me by e-mail at or by phone at 870-365-9113.


  • August 20 and 27, 2017, Grand Avenue UMC, Hot Springs, AR, 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., Registration Form