The Board is charged to:

  • Foster an awareness of the role of the laity within the local congregations; and to promote and develop programs to cultivate an adequate understanding of the theological and biblical basis for lay life and work
  • Develop and promote stewardship of time, talent, and possessions
  • Provide for the training of lay members of the annual conference
  • Provide support and direction for the ministry of the Laity on the local, district and annual conference levels and to promote the observation of Laity Sunday
  • Provide organization, direction, and support for the development of local church lay leaders