2017 Church Conferences



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Lay Servant Ministries


Lay Servant Ministries is a leadership development program focused on equipping and empowering laypersons who have responded to the call of God to serve in mission and ministry. There are three categories of certification: 

  • Certified Lay Servant
  • Certified Lay Speaker
  • Certified Lay Minister

Find out more about each category and the requirements for certification and renewal.


Lay Servant classes are usually offered in the District in the Fall and Spring. Find classes in other Districts or at BeADisciple.com. For more info about upcoming classes, please contact Doug Tipken, District Director of Lay Servant Ministries, at dougtipken@live.com.

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Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors

Ten Principles for a Vibrant Church Community (PDF)

Mutual Ministry Review (PDF)

Ten Principals.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [841.4 KB]
Mutual Ministry.pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [796.0 KB]

SPRC Training 

SPRC Training PowerPoint 2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [870.9 KB]