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

For more information, contact Kathy Jewell at:

Upcoming Trainings: 

October 16th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Basic Lay Servant Course, facilitated by Joan White, CLM Click to Register

October 25th, Homiletics, Rev. Dr. Joe MacDonald and Rev. Cazandra Campos-MacDonald Click to Register

November 13th, Online – Planning and Leading Worship”, Rev. Laird Cross, 9 am – 2 pm, Click to Register
November 12 & 13th, In-Person, Friday: 6-8 pm, Saturday: 8 am – 4:30 pm, Basic Course, Trish Kimbley, CLM at FUMC-Carlsbad  Register
November 19-20th, In-Person, Friday: 6-8 pm, Saturday: 8 am – 4:30 pm, Advanced Course “Rediscovering our Spiritual Gifts”, Charlie Powell at FUMC-Carlsbad 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