Professional Lay Ministries

Click on the links below for more information in each area. 

Certified Lay Minister (Word)
Lay Supply Minister & Certified Lay Minister Guidelines (pdf)
Professional/Paraprofessional Certification (Web page)   
Information on becoming a Certified Candidate for Ministry

Lay Supply Orientation - August 18-19, 2017. Click here to register.  The Virginia Conference Cabinet and Board of Ordained Ministry require an orientation for all new persons assigned as lay supplies (ie. laity who serve as pastoral leaders for congregations). This is mandatory for all lay supply ministers in the Virginia Conference. This orientation is held over a Friday and Saturday, in mid-August annually, at the Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond, VA. If you are a continuing lay supply and have not attended previously, or if you are a first time lay supply minister, you are expected to attend this event. If you have a scheduling conflict, please discuss this with your district superintendent.

You are also encouraged to check out the information and training opportunities offered through Lay Servant Ministries  

 

 

 

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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100
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