Welcome to the Laity Page of the New Mexico Annual Conference.
Look for events, resources and laity-related news on this page and the sublink pages found to the right under Laity Focus.
LAY SERVANT TRAINING DATES 2013:
February 8 - 9: FUMC Deming Lay Servants' School - FUMC Deming 2013
March 1- 2: Peralta Memorial UMC Lay Servants' School - Peralta 2013
March 1 - 2 FUMC Crane TX Lay Servant School- Crane 2013
Quote: "Perhaps God brings us to the end of our resources so we can discover the vastness of His." Dr. Neil T. Anderson
Scripture: Proverbs 2:9-10 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair - every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
|Lay Leadershp Guidelines and Prayer|
O Christ, do not give me tasks equal to my powers, but give me powers equal to my task for I want to be stretched by things to great for me. I want to grow through the greatness of my tasks, but I shall need your help for the growing. E. Stanley Jones
Isaiah 49: 5-6 “And now,” God says, this God who took me in hand from the moment of birth to be his servant, to bring Jacob back home to him, to set a reunion for Israel – What an honor for me in God’s eyes! That God should be my strength! He says, “But that’s not a big enough job for my servant – just to recover the tribes of Jacob, merely to round up the strays of Israel. I’m setting you up as a light for the nations so that my salvation becomes global!” The Message
Lay Leadership moment
Each person is called to ministry by virture of his or her baptism, and that ministry takes place in all aspects of daily life, in and outside the church. As a leader among the laity, your ministry is not just a “job,” but a spiritual endeavor. Others look to you for spiritual leadership.
All persons who follow Jesus are called to grow spiritually through the practice of various Christian habits (sometimes called means of Grace) such as prayer, Bible study, private & corporate worship, acts of service, Christian conferencing, etc.
You as a lay leader model keeping your eye on the main reasons for any ministry – to help others grow and mature in faith in God.
How are you modeling this leadership style? Or as Donna would say…how are you embracing God, following the Holy Spirit that lives in you, showing love in creative, amazing ways.
Paraphrased from the Nominations & Leadership development Guidelines book from Cokesbury.
This Laity page encourages dialog via email or snail mail about the various aspects of leadership laity. E-mail any of the Lay Leaders or Donna Tebrink our Annual Conference Lay Leader.
Mail may be sent to the New Mexico Conference Office:
11816 Lomas Blv NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112