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Required Forms for Becoming a Certified Lay Minister

Welcome to becoming a Certified Lay Minister in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist church! We celebrate the call of ministry that God has put upon your life and we are eager to continue walking with you on your journey.

Please note, you will need all of the four modules and the additional paperwork completed in order to upload it and submit your final application. 

If you have questions at any point, do not hesitate to reach out to the Director of Lay Servant Ministries of the Virginia Conference: [email protected]

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Forms and Application for Becoming a Certified Lay Minister

Biographical Form

State Background Check

Expanded Background Check

Applications by District

Coastal Virginia:

Living Waters:

Northern Virginia:

Mission Rivers:

Mountain View:

Shenandoah River:

Three Notch’d:

Valley Ridge:

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