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.  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

For more information, contact Kathy Jewell at:

Upcoming Trainings
July 31st – Online – Advanced with Rev. Dr. Doug Mills – Planning Worship: Click to Register

August 7th – In-Person – Advanced with Sandy Correia at FUMC-Roswell – Rediscovering your Spiritual Gifts: Click to Register

August 14th – In-Person – Basic with Rev. Kenneth Tidmore, First UMC Clayton, 200 N. 5th Ave, 8 am – 5 pm, $45 + book. Bring a sack lunch.  Click to Register

August 14th – In-Person – Advanced Lay Servant Class “Focused Prayer,” Nonie Tidmore, First UMC Clayton, 8 am – 5 pm, $45, bring a sack lunch. Click to Register

August 27 & 28th – In-Person – Advanced with John Milholland at Bethel UMC-Moriarty – Opening Ourselves to Grace: The Means of Grace and Discipleship. This Bible study explores the practices of Christian faith and life from a Wesleyan tradition. Wesley would teach the church today, just as he taught Methodist societies in eighteenth century England, that organizing around small groups for Christian formation goes a long way to assure that the power of grace will flow through the church into the world. Click to Register

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