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Laity

Conference Lay Leader

Annette Erbes

District Lay Leaders

Central Bay: Denny Wissinger & Dawn Levey
East Winds: Cynthia Rossman
Greater Detroit: Ruby Anderson & Ken Dowell
Greater Southwest: Lori Roof & Wynne Hurlbut
Heritage: Rick Gorham
Northern Skies: Rick Gregg & Beth Pelkey
Western Waters: Wendy Clark

The Ministry of the Laity

As baptized Christians, we are all called to carry out the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20 – to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Laity have been instrumental in the growth of The United Methodist Church since its beginning, and were called to lead congregations between visits of the circuit-riding clergy. Today, that tradition continues in successful congregations, where the partnership of the clergy and laity leads to vibrant missions and ministries.

Laity called to...

The Board of Laity considered the call of the laity. Click here to check out their responses!

What is a Disciple? What does a Disciple look like? What does it mean to be a Disciple?

The Board of Laity considered these questions. Click here to check out their responses!

Social Principles

The Social Principles of The UMC are a prayerful and thoughtful effort of the General Conference to speak to the issues in the contemporary world from a sound biblical and theological foundation.

Last Updated on May 13, 2024

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