The local church lay leader is elected to be an advocate for the laity and for the lay ministries of that church. The following lay leader responsibilities are spelled out in ¶607 of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2012:
The district lay leader, along with the district board of laity, plans training opportunities for local church lay leaders. District lay leaders model a shared ministry role for laity and clergy as the lay leader works in partnership with the district superintendent in the total ministry of the district.
The conference lay leader is “the elected leader of the conference laity,” per ¶607 of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2012. The conference lay leader has the “responsibility for fostering awareness of the role of the laity both within the congregation and through their ministries in the home, workplace, community, and world in achieving the mission of the Church and enabling and supporting lay participation in the planning and decision-making processes of the annual conference, district, and local church in cooperation with the bishop, district superintendents, and pastors.”
Conference Lay Leader
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Fax: 330 499-3279
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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