Heritage District: Sharing Your Faith


This Zoom course is open to all laity. The Heritage district is offering a discount to anyone who registers for both this course and the Basic course offered the prior week. Anyone who completes both courses will have all the needed coursework to become a certified lay servant.


Corridor District: Leading in Prayer

Pleasant Green UMC 3005 Pleasant Green Rd, Durham, North Carolina, United States

Anyone who is called upon to lead public prayer may feel anxious and possibly inadequate for such a task. This course offers help for novices as well as veteran leaders of prayer as they create and deliver appropriate prayers for those on whose behalf the prayer is offered.


For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts

Westwood UMC 130 Short Street, Goldsboro, North Carolina

The Capital district LSM team is pleased to present this spiritual gifts course, open to all UMC laity. This course reminds us that the Holy Spirit gives each Christian one or more spiritual gifts to be used for the common good. It guides readers to discover their own particular gifts and learn to use their gifts to serve others.


2024 Day of Discovery for Certified Lay Ministry

The North Carolina Conference Lay Servant Ministries team will sponsor an information session on Certified Lay Ministry (CLM) at the North Carolina Conference building in Garner.

Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity) – 2 Weeks!


The Harbor district LSM team is pleased to present United Methodist polity, revised and updated after the most recent General Conference! This course is open to all UMC laity. Note that it takes place on two Sunday afternoons. You must attend both days to receive course credit!


Loving People and Planet in God’s Name 

Elon First UMC 1630 Westbrok Avenue, Elon, North Carolina

The Corridor district LSM team is pleased to present this course on climate justice, open to all UMC laity. This course empowers lay participants to engage local churches in creation care and environmental justice.


Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders

North Raleigh UMC 8501 Honeycutt Rd, Raleigh

The Capital district Lay Servant Ministries team presents this advanced course, open to all UMC laity. This course will guide lay servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality.


From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon

Ocean View UMC 8400 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, North Carolina

The Harbor district LSM team is pleased to present this preaching course, open to all UMC laity. This course will expand upon basic public speaking and the foundations necessary for preparing an engaging sermon. Included are various types of sermons – from exegetical to topical to children’s sermons – as well as how to find a story, use the hymnal, and how to move from communication on paper to beyond the paper.

$15 – $25

Ministry with the Forgotten – 5 Weeks!


This course is designed to help laity and clergy deepen their understanding of persons living with dementia and help all maintain their identity and worth as beloved children of God.