Lay Servant Training

Upcoming Training Schedule 

Please note that in order to properly facilitate online trainings, the number of “seats” is limited to 8.  Also, registration will close a week prior to the class date.  Anyone 13 years of age or older may take basic or advanced lay servant training courses.

Online Courses: 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 rjohnston@nmconfum.com.

For more information, contact Kathy Jewell at: kpjewell7676@gmail.com

Upcoming Trainings: 
September 18th – Online – “Living Our Beliefs,” facilitated by Jenna Johnson, CLM    Click to Register
Explore a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church as defined in Part II of The Book of Discipline. Uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as you learn more about the United Methodist way.

September 25th – Hybrid – Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, facilitated by Rev. Robert Hemphill  Click to Register

Contacts
Kathy Jewell, Conference Lay Servant Director, 915-474-3968, kpjewell7676@gmail.com
Bernice Hughes, ABQ Director of Lay Servants, bernahugh@aol.com
Steve Henderson, Clovis Director of Lay Servants, stevelhenderson@hotmail.com
Sheila Skinner, El Paso Co-Director of Lay Servants, 575-263-9071, sheilacashskinner@gmail.com
Janie Sinclair, El Paso Co-Director of Lay Servants,915-471-6104, jmmelpaso2015@gmail.com
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 – BeADisciple.com or umdiscipleship.org/resources