Lay Servant and Lay Leadership Development and Ministries

LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES is a leadership development program in The United Methodist Church focused on equipping and empowering laypersons who have responded to the call of God to serve in mission and ministry.  These laypersons are called to live out their own discipleship as servants in leadership through the ministries of leading, caring, and communicating. Being called to ministry is a serious endeavor. It takes a disciple to make a disciple. Thus we must do all we can to prepare ourselves and others to serve.
For additional information and resources for Lay Servant Ministries please visit  website at  or


Additional Training is available to you through the Conference learning management system which is available to all in the West Virginia Annual Conference.  You can take courses that will qualify for Continuing Education hours!!!

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You may also contact any member of  Potomac Highlands District Lay Servant and Lay Leadership Development and Ministries Team

Lay Academy 2022

Who Can Participate?

  • All Laity–Youth and Adult
  • Clergy
  • Any District


Free unless otherwise noted.  Some classes require a participant book. Information is listed with the class information.


Contact Betty Rizer at (304) 788-3150 or



Registration is Open

January 2022

Discovering Spiritual Gifts 

Method:  Zoom – a link will be sent to you after you register.

  •  Dates:  January 6, 13, 20 & 27  
  • Time:  6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Instructor:  Rev. Shirley Reed
  • Location:  Zoom
  • Registration:  Contact Betty Rizer at (304) 788-3150 or