Upcoming YLS (Youth Lay Servant) Events

The Jr. High BLT (Beginning Youth Leadership Training)  and YLS will be having a training weekend April 20-22, 2018 at Armada United Methodist Church. The registration deadline is April 15, 2018. Click here for more information. Click this link for the registration form. For the youth covenant form, click here.

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