The district committee on Lay Servant Ministries reviews and renews certified lay servants each year. In order to maintain active status, the following steps are expected:
- Advanced Course: Be sure you have taken at least one advanced Lay Servant Ministries course within the past three years.
- Annual Report: Submit an annual report after July 1 each year.
- Signatures: When you submit your annual report, your pastor and church council chair will receive an email inviting them to fill out a simple form as their electronic signature to affirm your continued recognition as a certified lay servant. Be sure you are in communication with both so they anticipate this email.
- Final Approval: The district committee on Lay Servant Ministries will review your materials and confirm your renewal.
If you have any questions, reach out to your district director of Lay Servant Ministries or contact Leah Wiebe-Smith, email@example.com, Director of Leadership Development and Christian Formation for the North Carolina Conference.