Last updated on May 25th, 2023 at 02:38 pm

Congratulations to Larry Sanders on recently being Certified as a Lay Speaker of the South Carolina Annual Conference.

A lay speaker is a certified lay servant who has received additional training to serve as a pulpit supply in local churches across the conference.

Larry has met all requirements (and then some!) listed below:

1. A Local United Methodist Church member — eg. Church of the Palms!

2. Obtained recommendation from the Pastor and Church Council

3. Completed a track of Study courses

— Basic Course

— Public Prayer

— Leading Worship

— United Methodist Polity

— United Methodist History

— Spiritual Gifts

— Preaching

4. Interviewed with and obtained recommendations from the District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries.

Congratulations Larry! This was no small achievement.

Larry will proclaim next at Church of the Palms on June 27 and 28. As one of the very few Certified Lay Speakers in South Carolina, he can be called upon at any time. With very little advance notice, Lay speakers serve by preaching the Word when requested by a pastor, district superintendent, or Committee on Lay Servant Ministries. He will be in great demand.

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