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Lay Servant Ministries. Pg 2 Welcome Pg 3 Lay Speaking Ministries became Lay Servant Ministries 2012 General Conference of the UMC.

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1 Lay Servant Ministries

2 Pg 2 Welcome

3 Pg 3 Lay Speaking Ministries became Lay Servant Ministries 2012 General Conference of the UMC

4 Pg 4 Remain the same in the program Local Church Lay Servant Certified Lay Servant Added to the program Lay Speaker Additional equipping within the program Certified Lay Minister Lay Servant Ministries

5 Pg 5 After washing their feet, Jesus put on his robe again and sat down and asked, Do you understand what I was doing? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, because thats what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each others feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. I tell you the truth; slaves are not greater than their master. Nor is the messenger more important than the one who sends the message. Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them. John 13:12-17 NLT Servant

6 Pg 6 The 2012 Book of Discipline

7 Pg 7 The Way Forward

8 Pg 8 Local Church Lay Servant

9 Pg 9 Are active, supporting, and professing members of a local church or charge Desire to serve the local church Are informed on scripture, doctrine, heritage, and the organization of The United Methodist Church Local Church Lay Servant

10 Pg 10 Receive training to develop skills in witnessing to the Christian faith Serve using their spiritual gifts Inspire others to a deeper commitment to Christ Promote effective discipleship Local Church Lay Servant

11 Pg 11 Submit application in writing Be recommended by pastor, church council or charge conference Complete the Basic Course in Lay Servant Ministries Requirements: Local Church Lay Servant

12 Pg 12 Interview annually with pastor Submit an annual report Requirements: Local Church Lay Servant

13 Pg 13 Complete a Refresher Course once every three years Renewal: Local Church Lay Servant

14 Pg 14 Basic Course Discover personal spiritual gifts Understand importance of servant leadership Learn how to develop future leaders Remain rooted in spiritual practices Hold members accountable in discipleship Lay Servant Ministries Courses

15 Pg 15 Refresher Courses United Methodist 101 Concepts in Leadership I Concepts in Leadership II Opening Ourselves to Grace Pentecost Journey Lay Servant Ministries Courses

16 Pg 16 Annual Report www.westohioumc.org/layservant File three copies Local Church Lay Servant District Committee of Lay Servant Ministries District Superintendent Local Church Lay Servant

17 Pg 17 Annual Report includes: Status Request Recommendation of Pastor Recommendation of Charge Conference Ministries of Lay Servant Personal and spiritual growth Feedback Local Church Lay Servant

18 Pg 18 Certified Lay Servant

19 Pg 19 Are active, supporting, and professing members of a local church/charge Local Church Lay Servant who completes one Advanced Course in Lay Servant Ministries Serves the local church Certified Lay Servant

20 Pg 20 Uses gifts for witness and leadership Inspires laity to a deeper commitment to Christ Interprets Scriptures, doctrine, organization and ministries of the local church Certified Lay Servant

21 Pg 21 Submit application in writing Be recommended by pastor, church council or charge conference Complete the Basic Course in Servant Ministries and one Advanced Course in Lay Servant Ministries Requirements: Certified Lay Servant

22 Pg 22 Request review of qualifications by the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries and charge conference Submit annual report Requirements: Certified Lay Servant

23 Pg 23 Request renewal of certification with the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries Interview with pastor (annually) Complete an Advanced Course every three years Renewal: Certified Lay Servant

24 Pg 24 Advanced Courses: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts Rediscovery of Our Spiritual Gifts Living Our United Methodist Beliefs Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition Lay Servant Ministries Courses

25 Pg 25 Advanced Courses Continued: Growing Spiritually Through Daily Disciplines Transforming Evangelism Life together in The United Methodist Church Accountable Discipleship Lay Servant Ministries Courses

26 Pg 26 Advanced Courses Continued: Class Leaders Your Ministry of Leading Worship 101 Leading Worship Planning Worship Come to the Table Lay Servant Ministries Courses

27 Pg 27 Advanced Courses Continued: Multimedia Technology in Worship for the Church Volunteer 101 Leading Public Prayer Lead in Prayer You Can Preach! Lay Servant Ministries Courses

28 Pg 28 Advanced Courses Continued: From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon Dancing with Words Biblical Storytelling I and II Come to the Waters Lay Pastoral Care Giving Certified Lay Servant

29 Pg 29 Advanced Courses Continued: Aging and Ministry in the 21 st Century Afire with God Start Here Lay Servant Ministries Courses

30 Pg 30 Alternative Advanced Courses Courses may be used for recertification once every six years. Lay Witness Mission Understanding Mens Ministry The Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation SOULfeast Aldersgate Renewal Ministries Lay Servant Ministries Courses

31 Pg 31 West Ohio Conference Approved Advanced Courses These courses are approved as Advanced Courses. Discipleship Bible Study Mission U/School of Christian Mission Lay Servant Ministries Courses

32 Pg 32 Annual Report www.westohioumc.org/layservant File three copies Lay Speaker District Committee of Lay Servant Ministries District Superintendent Lay Speaker

33 Pg 33 Annual Report includes: Status Request Recommendation of Pastor Recommendation of Charge Conference Ministries of Lay Servant Personal and spiritual growth Feedback Lay Speaker

34 Pg 34 Annual Report includes: Status Request Recommendation of Pastor Recommendation of Charge Conference Ministries of Lay Servant Personal and spiritual growth Feedback Certified Lay Servant

35 Pg 35 Annual Report includes: Status Request Recommendation of Pastor Recommendation of Charge Conference Ministries of Lay Servant Personal and spiritual growth Feedback Certified Lay Servant

36 Pg 36 Annual Report www.westohioumc.org/layservant File three copies Certified Lay Servant District Committee of Lay Servant Ministries District Superintendent Certified Lay Servant

37 Pg 37 Annual Report includes: Status Request Recommendation of Pastor Recommendation of Charge Conference Ministries of Lay Servant Personal and spiritual growth Feedback Certified Lay Servant

38 Pg 38 Lay Speaker

39 Pg 39 Created in 2012 session of General Conference to foster excellence, insure quality, provide accountability, and retain the heritage of those called to pulpit supply Lay Speaker

40 Pg 40 Are active, supporting, and professing members of a local church/charge Serves the local church A Certified Lay Servant who completes the required Courses of Study to further develop leadership and preaching skills Lay Speaker

41 Pg 41 Submit application in writing Obtain recommendation from pastor and charge conference Complete the Basic Course for Lay Servant Ministries Requirements: Lay Speaker

42 Pg 42 Complete the required Courses of Study Interview with the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries Requirements: Lay Speaker

43 Pg 43 Submit West Ohio Conference Interview Form and Action Report of recommendation for certification along with a copy of Lay Speakers file to the West Ohio Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries for review and final approval Requirements: Lay Speaker

44 Pg 44 File an annual report Requirements: Lay Speaker

45 Pg 45 Renew certification every three years Submit renewal application in writing to District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries Obtain recommendation from pastor and charge conference Renewal: Lay Speaker

46 Pg 46 Interview with the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries Renewal: Lay Speaker

47 Pg 47 Submit West Ohio Conference Interview Form and Action Report of recommendation for renewal along with a copy of Lay Speakers file to the West Ohio Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries for review and final recertification approval Renewal: Lay Speaker

48 Pg 48 Completion time frame of former Certified Lay Speakers No time frame indicated in the 2014 Book of Discipline Conference determines Therefore, all current Certified Lay Servants, who were formerly Certified Lay Speakers, must complete the required course of study by December 31, 2015 to remain credentialed as a Lay Speaker within the West Ohio Conference. Transition: Lay Speaker

49 Pg 49 Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Leading Worship Leading Prayer Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (UM Heritage) Life Together in The United Methodist Connection (UM Polity) Go Preach Lay Servant Ministries Courses of Study

50 Pg 50 All required courses, with the exception of Go Preach, are available online at www.beadisciple.com Lay Servant Ministries Courses of Study

51 Pg 51 Renewal every three years Complete an Advanced Course every three years Request renewal of certification through the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries and charge conference Renewal: Lay Speaker

52 Pg 52 Interview every three years with the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries Renewal: Lay Speaker

53 Pg 53 Submit West Ohio Conference Interview Form and Action Report of recommendation for renewal as a Lay Speaker along with a copy of Lay Speakers file to the West Ohio Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries for review and final approval of recertification Renewal: Lay Speaker

54 Pg 54 File Annual Report Renewal: Lay Speaker

55 Pg 55 Annual Report www.westohioumc.org/layservant File three copies Lay Speaker District Committee of Lay Servant Ministries District Superintendent Lay Speaker

56 Pg 56 Annual Report includes: Status Request Recommendation of Pastor Recommendation of Charge Conference Ministries of Lay Servant Personal and spiritual growth Feedback Lay Speaker

57 Pg 57 Certified Lay Minister

58 Pg 58 Are active, supporting, and professing members of a local church/charge Certified Lay Servant or Lay Speaker Serves the local church, the district or annual conference Certified Lay Minister

59 Pg 59 Enhances quality to small membership churches Expands team ministry Preaches the Word Provides care for the congregation Assists in program leadership Certified Lay Minister

60 Pg 60 Serves as a witness in the community to further growth, mission and connectional thrust of The United Methodist Church Develops and leads a ministry team for significant service in a wide variety of mission fields and settings Certified Lay Minister

61 Pg 61 Receives their assignment from the District Superintendent Is supervised and supported by a clergy person Certified Lay Minister

62 Pg 62 Began in 2008 Combined curriculum from the former Toledo District Academy, West Ohio Conference Lay Academy and Modules for Certified Lay Minister Birthed The West Ohio Conference Certified Lay Ministry Academy West Ohio Conference Certified Lay Ministry Academy History

63 Pg 63 West Ohio Conference adopted the West Ohio Conference Certified Lay Ministry Academy as the recognized training for all Certified Lay Ministers West Ohio Conference Certified Lay Ministry Academy History

64 Pg 64 In 2012, General Conference added the requirement that all Certified Lay Ministers must be a Certified Lay Servant and complete the Lay Speaker courses of study or be a Lay Speaker General Conference prohibits lowering the requirements West Ohio Conference Certified Lay Ministry Academy History

65 Pg 65 Obtain recommendation from pastor and charge conference at the time of application Maintain current certification as a Certified Lay Servant or Lay Speaker Requirements: Certified Lay Minister

66 Pg 66 Complete the Lay Speaker required Course of Study as outlined in the 2012 Book of Discipline Complete the West Ohio Conference Lay Ministry Academy and hold certificate of completion Requirements: Certified Lay Minister

67 Pg 67 Submit request for certification to the District Superintendent and District Committee on Ordained Ministry Interview with the District Committee on Ordained Ministry for review and recommendation as a Certified Lay Minister Requirements: Certified Lay Minister

68 Pg 68 Submit West Ohio Conference Interview Form and Action Report of recommendation for certification along with a copy of candidates file to the West Ohio Conference Director of Connectional Ministries for final approval Requirements: Certified Lay Minister

69 Pg 69 If approved, request in writing a ministry assignment from the District Superintendent File an annual report Requirements: Certified Lay Minister

70 Pg 70 Established for spiritual formation, community connections and academic training Equipping in best ministry practices Requires approval of applicant for admission Overview :Certified Lay Ministry Academy

71 Pg 71 Application Process Formal application References Professional Ministry peer Pastor Background Check Release Certified Lay Ministry Academy

72 Pg 72 Courses Discernment and Calling Boundaries and Ministerial Ethics Ministry by Strengths Conflict Mediation and Resolution Christian Education Discipleship Pathway Certified Lay Ministry Academy

73 Pg 73 Courses continued Missional Experience Generational Ministries Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations World Religions Wesleyan Response to a Multi Religious World Certified Lay Ministry Academy

74 Pg 74 Courses continued Self Care Sacred Rhythms Congregational Care Spiritual retreats (3) Certified Lay Ministry Academy

75 Pg 75 Recertify every two years Complete advance training in appropriate area of ministry Interview with the District Committee on Ordained Ministry for review and recommendation to be recertified a Certified Lay Minister Recertification: Certified Lay Minister

76 Pg 76 Update Mutual Ministry Plan documenting active support of ministry by a covenant group File an annual report Certified Lay Minister Recertification

77 Pg 77 Annual Report NEW in 2014 www.westohioumc.org/clm File three copies Certified Lay Minister District Committee on Ordained Ministry District Superintendent Certified Lay Minister

78 Pg 78 Annual Report includes: Status Request Recommendation of Pastor Recommendation of Charge Conference Ministries of Certified Lay Minister Personal and spiritual growth Feedback Certified Lay Servant

79 Pg 79 New class (2014-2016) Launches September 2014 18 Months of training $1,200 fee Certified Lay Ministry Academy

80 Pg 80 Lay Servant Ministries Course Availability

81 Pg 81 General Board of Discipleship Catalog http://www.gbod.org/content/uploads/legacy/kint erafiles/laity/2014lay-servant-catalog.pdf Web Based Courses www.beadisciple.com District Trainings Equip Resource Catalog www.westohioumc.org/equip www.westohioumc.org/equip District Website and Electronic Newsletters Lay Servant Course Availability

82 Pg 82 Connections Database

83 Pg 83 December 31, 2012 No relationship change was made for Local Church Lay Servants All former Certified Lay Speaker relationships were ended and a new Certified Lay Servant relationships was created on January 1, 2013 Changes made in Relationships

84 Pg 84 December 31, 2012 No relationship change was made for Certified Lay Ministers, however, all CLMs will be required to provide documentation of Lay Speaker completed Courses of Study to maintain certification in 2015 Changes made in Relationships

85 Pg 85 January 1, 2013 A new Lay Speaker relationship was created Changes made in Relationships

86 Pg 86 Connetion Data Entry Responsibilities

87 Pg 87 Local Church Lay Servant- District Certified Lay Servant- District Lay Speaker- West Ohio Conference Certified Lay Minister- West Ohio Conference Data Entry Responsibilities

88 Pg 88 Record Keeping

89 Pg 89 It is imperative that all Lay Servants keep a record of their training, one-on-one interview and action reports, certificates, annual reports of ministry. Provide a copy of all documents to the district. Lay Servants Personal File

90 Pg 90 The District Committee of Lay Ministries must keep current records on all Local Church Lay Servants, Certified Lay Servants and Lay Speakers electronically and/or paper file. Lay Servants District File

91 Pg 91 The District Committee on Ordained Ministry must keep current records on all Certified Lay Ministers electronically and/or paper file. Lay Servants District File

92 Pg 92 Questions? Answers

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