LSM Certification

Lay Servant Ministries is a leadership development program. It prepares lay people to minister in a variety of settings both within and beyond local churches. Lay servants minister through leading, caring, and communicating. The Central Texas Conference offers two separate certification tracks.


  • Certified Lay Servant
    • Serves in the local church and beyond
  • Pulpit Supply
    • After extensive training, those with gifts for preaching can offer to periodically lead worship services.


Though unique, each track includes classroom preparation and a discernment process with the pastor and church. If you think you might be interested, a good first step is to participate in the Lay Servant Ministries BASIC Course.