Lay Servant Ministries, Austin, TX

The mission of The United Methodist Church is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” The efforts of the Lay Servant Ministries system to help lay servants become “equipped to live out their call to mission and ministry” must result in outcomes that advance that mission.

While we realize that it is God who calls us into faith and discipleship, Lay Servant Ministries can help individuals identify that call. The Book of Discipline, ¶ 127 and 220, direct you to the charge of your ministry as a lay servant.

We welcome Cary Boddeker, as our new Director of the Capital District Lay Servant Ministries, who is available to discuss these attributes with you, teach and assist you in making that decision to become a lay servant.  You can contact Cary at:


To find out more about the lay servant training, service and support network in your area, contact your:

  • Church Lay Leader
  • Pastor
  • Capital District Director, Cary Boddeker (
  • District Lay Leader
  • District Superintendent
  • Another Lay Servant

Latest Updates

2020 1-Day Basic Class

Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Northwest Hills United Methodist Church 7050 Village Center Dr, Austin, TX 78731 Students must order their book for class: Lay Servant Ministries by Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson  Participant’s Book • DR626 • 978-0-88177-626-3             […]

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2020 Spring Advanced Class – You Can Preach!

February 8 and February 15, 2020 Northwest Hills United Methodist Church 7050 Village Center Drive, Austin, TX 78731 You Can Preach:  From Pew to Pulpit   An Advanced 2-Day Course —  $40.00 A down-to-earth, practical introduction to the ins and outs of preaching for lay preachers, bi-vocational pastors, and others newly arrived in the pulpit. […]

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