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:   Our thanks to Bobby and Debbie Hicks for their leadership, dedication to Christ, in all they did for the Lay Servant Ministry program in the Capital District.

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

Capital District Lay Servant Fall 2019 Classes

The Basic and Advanced Classes content, dates and location will be announced soon.  Our new Director, Cary Boddeker, is actively working with the Lay Servant Committee to set these objectives and invite new presentors to the class.

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Fall 2019 Basic and Advanced Classes will be announced soon.


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