Lay Servants

Lay Servant Training

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Early UMC

402 Hickory St, Early, IA

8:00 am to 6:00 pm


Classes being offered:



Aging & Ministry


The cost of the class will be $15 per person.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, January, 25, 2017.  Checks need to be sent to the District Office prior to the class or you can pay online.  Lunch will be included.

You will be responsible for ordering your books for your class.  We will not have extras available.  Books can be ordered through or or  You will need to have read the book prior to the training.

Basic course - Lay Servant Ministries Participant book, ISBN 978-08817-7626-3 (by Sandy Zeigler Jackson)

Advanced Course– Preaching-Go Preach!, ISBN 978-0-88177-384-2 (by John P. Gilbert)

Advanced Course– Aging and Ministry- Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century, ISBN 978-0-88177-540-2  (by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr.)





What is the difference between local lay servant, certified lay servant, lay speaker and certified lay minister?  
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2015 Northwest District Certified Lay Servants

If you need contact information for a certified Lay Speaker, please contact the District Office. This information will be updated after the lay servant committee meets in May to approve the 2016 Lay Servants