MRD: Lay Servant Resources

CLICK HERE to go to the Great Plains Conference webpage where you will find links to lay servant ministries under the "Laity" tab at the top of the page.

This page will provide resources on the annual forms needed, blogs, related resources, district LSM directors and upcoming courses/training.

Please check this page often for updates.


Missouri River District Lay Servant Ministries Classes 

No Classes Scheduled at this time.  Please check back later.   

The Foundations class begins August 31, 2020

CLICK HERE to read an email/letter from Rev. Dr. Carl Ellis

Contact information in the email/letter link above. 


Meaningful Visitation in Hospitals and Retirement Homes 

Online class meets Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 p.m. CT on Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, and Oct. 19, 2020.

CLICK HERE for a class description and contact information to signup


Lay Academy for Rural Church Ministries www.larcm.org


Mission u 

A request was made by Mission u that their events be considered an advanced course for lay servant's renewal certifications hours. The following is the response from the Conference Lay Servant Committee:

At our last Great Plains Conference Committee on lay servant ministries meeting on Feb. 25, the committee approved the Mission u class for renewal of LSM certification, but it may only be used once for this purpose. While we believe this program is valuable to the mission of the church, lay servant ministries focus is on developing leadership and discipleship skills in support of the local church.