- The South Georgia Conference of The UMC
- Connectional Ministries
- Lay Ministry Opportunities
- Lay Speaker Training
Lay Speaker Training
Basic and Advanced Lay Speaking Courses
January 18-19 | Centerville UMC | Register Here
February 8-9 | Hahira UMC | Register Here
March 15-16 | Pittman Park UMC | Register Here
March 29-30 | Richmond Hill UMC | Register Here
What is a Lay Speaker?
A lay speaker is a professing member of a local church who is ready and desirous to serve the Church, and who is well informed on and committed to the Scriptures and the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church. A lay speaker has completed the required training courses in lay speaking and has been approved by a district or annual conference committee on lay speaking. Lay speakers serve the local church by witnessing to the Christian faith through spoken communication, church and community leadership, and caregiving ministries. When certified, the lay speaker may conduct services of worship, preach, and lead study sessions as requested by the pastor or the district superintendent.
Schedule of the Day
Friday, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Registration fee for the class is $25.
This fee covers all materials and lunch on Saturday.
(Note: Basic Lay Speaking class must be completed before taking Advanced Class)