Located in Toano, Virginia

Lay Servants Ministry

A United Methodist Lay Servant is a member of a local church or charge who:

  • Is an active supportive member of The United Methodist Church

  • Is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church
  • Has received specific training to develop skills in witnessing to the Christian faith through spoken communications, church and community leadership, and care-giving ministries
  • Is committed to witnessing through church and community leadership, care-giving ministries, and spoken communication
  • Is willing to improve his or her skills for service

 Click here More Information on Lay Servant Ministries.

There still seems to be confusion about the name change from “Lay Speaking Ministries” to “Lay Servant Ministries.”  Change is always difficult and this situation has been compounded because we have a new ministry within Lay Servant Ministries that has an old name – Lay Speaker.

 Click here to read a full response from Johnnie Draughon, Virginia Conference Director of Lay Speaking Ministries in PDF format.