Are called ...

Lay Servants are lay members of the United Methodist Church who are called to give primary attention to service within the local church. They may hear their call in the Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course and explore it through the advanced course Spiritual Gifts.

Are equipped ...

Lay servants are equipped through Advanced Courses to collaborate with clergy and to grow in service to church and community through ministries of Leading, Carin

Are sent ...

When Lay Servants are called, equipped, sent and effectively deployed, the missional results within the local congregation can energize the entire laity, so that together, we can make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!


LSM pics

(Left) South Central Jurisdiction attendees at the Convocation of the Association of Conference Directors of LSM on Jan. 30 to Feb. 1 in Nashville. 

(Right) Five Certified Lay Servants completed the course “Prepare to Teach” on Feb. 8 at Aldersgate UMC.


Upcoming Events

Aug. 6-9:  South Central Jurisdiction Association of Conference Directors of Lay Servant Ministries bi-annual meeting at Aldersgate UMC (3960 Old Denton Road, Carrollton, TX 75006). The keynote speaker is Rev. Karen Horan, Director of Creating/Vitalizing Congregations & Developing Leaders for the Rio Texas Conference. Rev. Horan will be featuring the works of Bishop Robert Schnase. Email for more information.

Aug. 9:  NTC Annual Laity Event, MISSION POSSIBLE. Rev. Karen Horan will be presenting Bishop Robert Schnase’s material. Rev. Horan works closely with Bishop Schnase in the Rio Texas Conference. More information will be available at Annual Conference.



Herman Totten, Director of the North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries
2100 Pembrooke Place, Denton, TX 76205 (940) 390-8519  
Lori Massey, East District
1203 Cedar St., Bonham, TX 75418 (903) 227-0302 East page
Susan L. Grant, Metro District
511 Kirnwood Place, Dallas, TX 75232 (972) 224-6381 l Metro page
Brett Smith, North Central District
Not available (214) 907-6870 NC page
TBD, Northwest District
      NW page
Susan Anderson, Web Information Coordinator
104 Wild Oak Lane, Hickory Creek, TX 75065 (940) 497-2707