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:

Advanced Lay Servant – Leading Public Prayer, Rev. Layloni Drake, Facilitator
Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 9:00 am MT
This course offers a model of profound and accessible congregational prayer. Inspirational and practical, it will empower and equip laypeople to offer heartfelt, informed, thoughtful, and appropriate prayers on behalf of the people of God. It leads persons to consider what public prayer is and offers practical guidelines for avoiding common pitfalls. It explores prayers as an integral part of worship and discusses the kind of language we need to address God. This course fulfills the re-certification requirements for both Advanced Lay Servant credits and Certified Lay Minister credits.
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Safe Sanctuaries Train the Trainer Event, Rev. Kevin Johnson, Director of Children’s Ministries for Discipleship Ministries, Facilitator
Saturday, February 27th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm MT.
Whether you’re working with vulnerable populations in-person or online, you need to keep your Safe Sanctuaries certification current. We’re offering a FREE online Train the Trainer webinar, so that you can conduct Safe Sanctuaries Training at your church or in your community.
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Basic Course: Ministerios de Servicio Laico Curso Básico, Rev. Eddie Rivera, Facilitator
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Explora y descubre tu llamado único en servicio a dios, vecino y la gran iglesia con el curso Ministerios de Servicio Laico Curso Básico. The El Paso District office has a limited number of copies for the Ministerios de servicio laico training. Contact Jenna at with students name and address.
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Advanced Course: La Vida De Devocion En La Tradicion Wesleyana (The Life of Devotion in the Wesleyan Tradition): Sal Perales, Facilitator
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Description in Spanish and English:
Este curso describe los aspectos más importantes en la vida de devoción de Juan Wesley y cómo estos principios pueden ser aplicados a nuestras vidas. This course describes the most important aspects of John Wesley’s devotional life and how these principles can be applied to our lives.
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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.
March 27, 2021 at 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, See All the People Leadership Training. To register, Click here
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