Lay Servant Training

Upcoming Training Schedule 

Click for 2021 Calendar: 2021 Lay Servant Training Schedule  Please note that in order to properly facilitate online trainings, the number of “seats” is limited to 12.  Also, registration will close a week prior to the class date.  Register ASAP.  After paying for the class and registering, you should receive a confirmation email which includes the materials needed for the class and a ZOOM link.  If you have not received the email, please call 505-255-8786 or email

For more information, contact Kathy Jewell at:

Lay Ministries Basic Course
April 17, 2021 9:00 am
Joan White, CLM, Facilitator
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Advanced Lay Servant Course – Lead in Evangelism
April 24, 2021 9:00 am
Rev. Vernon Baker, Facilitator
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Basic Lay Servant Training – Discover your Spiritual Gifts
May 8th at 9:00 am MT. Facilitator is Albert Hronich.
Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts A Personal Inventory Method By Kenneth Cain Kinghorn. Find at Amazon.

Advanced Lay Servant Training – Joy of Preaching
May 14-15th – Facilitator Clovis DS, Rev. Ernie Vineyard.
Two hour session on Friday evening and two or three sessions on Saturday.
The text will be:From Your Heart to Theirs, Participant’s Guide: Delivering an Effective Sermon It is available from the Upper Room bookstore or from Amazon for $6.00.

Discipleship Ministries Offerings with David Teel, Director of Laity in Leadership for Discipleship Ministries
David joined our Conference during Annual Conference for an in-person workshop in Las Cruces and last year, during our online Laity Session.  He brings an understanding of our Conference and extensive knowledge of lay leadership.

April 24, 2021 at 9:00 am – 12:00 pm – Sustained Accountable Structure (One Board)Training. To register: Click here

Kathy Jewell, Conference Lay Servant Director, 915-474-3968,
Bernice Hughes, ABQ Director of Lay Servants,
Steve Henderson, Clovis Director of Lay Servants,
Sheila Skinner, El Paso Co-Director of Lay Servants, 575-263-9071,
Janie Sinclair, El Paso Co-Director of Lay Servants,915-471-6104,
Certification & Information
For a local church to be current, their certified lay servants must maintain an active status by completing a course or facilitating a course every 3 years.

  • Local Church Lay Servant (LCLS) – Completion of a Basic Class
  • Certified Lay Servant (CLS) – Completion of an Advanced Class.  CLS certification must be renewed every 3 years. The CLS must submit an annual report to their local Charge Conference. Lay Servant Annual Report
  • Classes will be offered on the following schedule: ABQ District – January, April, July, October; Clovis District – February, May August, November; El Paso District – March, June, September
  • While the NM Public Health Order restricts the size of gatherings, all trainings will be offered via ZOOM.
  • Resources – or