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Lay Servant Ministries LogoBeADisciple.com is proud to host online courses approved by Discipleship Ministries (formerly the General Board of Discipleship) as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries and Lay Speaker status. These courses are linked below and are designated by the Discipleship Ministries’ “Learning and Leading” logo.

“I was a little daunted to take one of these lay servant courses online but I feel like I’ve actually spent more quality time with the book and my fellow students than I usually do with a regular, live course!” — student Marshall MurphyAnyone is welcome to enroll for a great learning experience, but only those who have completed the Lay Servant Basic Course and have been certified as United Methodist Lay Servants are eligible for LSM re-certification through these courses.

You are advised to check with your own district laity director to make sure this online coursework will be accepted in your area, as each district and conference has its own set of guidelines.  You will receive a certificate of completion upon successful completion of these courses; however, it is your responsibility to self-report completion to your own district or conference system.  We do not report this on your behalf, but we will confirm your completion upon inquiry from your district or conference if requested.

For more information on Lay Servant Ministries: LSM Catalog from Discipleship Ministries, LSM Brochure and BeADisciple LSM Flyer

 

These first 5 courses meet the requirement for Certified Lay Servant (one advanced course every 3 years). In addition, these 5 courses meet the requirements for the Lay Speaker status. Click links for course descriptions.

Leading Public Prayer (Leading Prayer course) – November 6-17, 2017  |  Be notified when new dates are set

Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity course) – October 30 – November 17, 2017  |  Be notified when new dates are set

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (Heritage course) – October 9 – 27, 2017  |  Be notified when new dates are set

Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts (Spiritual Gifts course) – September 25 – October 6, 2017 |  Be notified when new dates are set

Your Ministry of Leading Worship 101  (Leading Worship course) – November 6 – December 8, 2017  |  Be notified when new dates are set

 

The following courses are advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries which meet the requirement for Certified Lay Servant (one advanced course every 3 years). Click links for course descriptions.

Afire With God: Becoming Spirited Stewards – October 16-27, 2017  |  Be notified when new dates are set

Biblical Storytelling I – October 30 – November 11, 2017  |  Be notified when new dates are set

Biblical Storytelling II – Be notified when new dates are set

Children of Abraham – October 9 – November 2, 2017  |  Be notified when new dates are set

Come to the Table – Be notified when new dates are set

Come to the Waters – Be notified when new dates are set

Growing Spiritually Through Daily Discipline – Be notified when new dates are set

Multimedia Technology for the Church Volunteer 101Be notified when new dates are set

Patterned by Grace: How Liturgy Shapes Us – Be notified when new dates are set

Teach Adults (updated course) – October 23 – November 3, 2017  |  Be notified when new dates are set