There are three levels of certification:
1. Certified Lay Servant is approved at the District Level
2. Certified Lay Speaker is approved at the Conference Level
3. Certified Lay Minister is approved in concert with the District Superintendent, District Committee on Ordained Ministry and the Conference Committee of Lay Servant Ministries.
The comparison of roles of the Certified Lay Servant, Certified Lay Speaker, and Certified Lay Minister, as well as the Licensed Local Pastor can be found in the following two charts.
Comparison of roles in the three levels of lay certification (PDF)
Comparison of training and accountability, include Licensed Local Pastor (PDF)
Take to heart the words of Bishop Lewis: “Stir Up the Gifts” of each of us for the transformation of the world in the name of Jesus Christ.