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:

Basic Lay Servant Course – May 6, 6:00 pm & May 7, 9:00 am. Trish Kimbley, CLM, will be facilitating the class via Zoom. Click to Register

Advanced Lay Servant Class – May 20 – 21, Zoom and Cimarron UMC, Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts, facilitated by Albert Hronich, CLM. Click to Register

Lay Servant Courses offered: 2022 Lay Servant Course Calendar

Information Videos

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. [Download not found]
  • 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