The Board of Laity has developed a resource for those discerning and serving in the role of Lay Leader on the local church, district and conference levels. The links below provide access to the full Handbook for Lay Leaders as well as the sections that outline roles and functions for Local Church Lay Leaders and District Lay Leaders. There is also a resource list with contact information, web and print resources.
In addition to this handbook, “Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation” which cover the major ministry and mission leadership areas within the local church are available from cokesbury.com. Discipleship Ministries (umdiscipleship.org) also provides valuable resources and job descriptions for lay leadership roles.