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.



Lay Servant Ministries is sad to report the May 5, 2020, passing of one of our finest, John Barham. John was a leader in his local church, New Covenant UMC in Sunnyvale. He was also a leader in his district, the conference and the jurisdiction. In LSM, he served as District Director and as Conference Director. As Conference Director, he coordinated the change in district alignment. He also supervised the enhancement of an ongoing conference-level teaching program. During his tenure as director, John attended all jurisdictional and national gatherings that were open to him. He was a founding member of the South Central Jurisdiction Association of Directors of Lay Speaking (now Servant) Ministries. 


Upcoming Events

Aug. 6-9:  South Central Jurisdiction Association of Conference Directors of Lay Servant Ministries bi-annual meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Aug. 8:  NTC Annual Laity Event, MISSION POSSIBLE has been cancelled due to COVID-19. 



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
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TBD, Northwest District
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Susan Anderson, Web Information Coordinator
104 Wild Oak Lane, Hickory Creek, TX 75065 (940) 497-2707