Laity outnumber the clergy in our conference by at least 100 to 1 – so we have an incredibly important opportunity to develop, encourage, and inspire our laity to exciting and vital ministry in our local churches. The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church leaves no doubt as to the “priesthood of all believers”. Paragraph 134 in the Book of Discipline states, “The United Methodist tradition has recognized that laypersons as well as ordained persons are gifted and called by God to lead the Church”.
We encourage you to check out the resources here – you will see a lot is happening and we are excited to be a part of it all!
Ministry Service Opportunities