Certification types and process

Discernment Retreat: One day workshop to learn basic leadership skills and complete spiritual gifts inventory. If you are interested in a Discernment Retreat please contact the Leadership Development Office.

What path best fits your spiritual gifts?

Certified Lay Servant: Be equipped and inspired to serve as a leader in various ministry areas, such as Christian education, congregational care, hospitality, prayer, missions and more.

Certified Lay Speaker: Serve as a trained worship leader and share God's word trough preaching; you may choose to be placed on a published pulpit supply list available to conference pastors. 

Certified Lay Minister: Serve as staff or a volunteer in a specialized ministry in roles such as communications director, music leader, children/youth ministries director, district parish nurse, and spiritual leader of a congregation under oversight of an elder.