Upcoming YLS (Youth Lay Servant) Events

The Jr. High BLT (Beginning Youth Leadership Training)  and YLS will be having a training weekend April 28-30, 2017 at Lapeer: Trinity United Methodist Church. The registration deadline is April 1, 2017. Click here for more information. Click this link for the registration form.

What is YLS?

A Youth in Lay Servant Ministry is:

  • Eager to serve through the church
  • Well-informed on the scriptures, and the doctrine, heritage organization, and the life of the UMC
  • Committed to witnessing his/her faith through church and community leadership, care giving ministries, and spoken communication
  • Willing to improve his/her skills for service
  • An active, supportive member of a UMC

A Youth in Lay Speaking Ministry Witnesses to the Christian Faith by:


  • Serving in your youth group or on committees in church
  • Serving as a liturgist for worship
  • Helping start a new church school class or Bible Study
  • Witness and serve in school and community


  • Welcomes newcomers
  • Organized and working in outreach ministries
  • Reaching out in love in times of crisis
  • Providing services for persons challenges before them


  • Sharing the gospel one-on-one
  • Interpreting conference and general church programs
  • Leading devotions for the church and community
  • Pulpit supply
  • Teaching Church School

You are ready to become a Lay Servant if:

  • You are ready to share