Our Lay Servants are important leaders in the life of the church.  For many, it's the first rung on the ladder to being prepared to live into their calling.

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. 
  • Resources - BeADisciple.com or umdiscipleship.org/resources
  • Lay Servant Flyer

2023 - 2024 Lay Servant Classes

Basic Safer Sanctuaries Training

facilitated by Kevin Johnson, Discipleship Ministries

September 23th, 9 am – 12 noon, MDT


Basic Lay Servant Class

facilitated by Chris Caldes

September 30th, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm MT via ZOOM

Basic Lay Servant Book needed Click Here


Advanced Class - Spiritual Gifts

October 28th, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.  via  ZOOM

Must be present the entire time to receive credit.  Books required to read prior to class: A Minister Using God's Gifts for Ministry by William J. Carter (available at UpperRoom.org or Amazon.org.  Sponsored by Rio Texas Conference.



Kathy Jewell, Lay Servant Training Director email
Susan Ideus ABQ email
Jon Hendricks, El Paso email

Terry Allen, El Paso Lay Leader: email

Larry Luna, ABQ Lay Leader: email