The Laity: Engaging in Effective Ministry

Dr. Clifford Harris General Secretary, Lay Ministry

Dr. Cliff Harris
  • 15485 Prairie Bell Road

    Okmulgee, OK 74447-8690

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Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr.

Chair

The Department of Lay Ministry, one of ten (10) General Departments within the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, is led by General Secretary, Dr. Clifford L. Harris.

The Department aids the CME Church in equipping and enabling her members to engage in effective ministry in the Name of Jesus Christ by focusing on The Laos (the whole people of God). The Department, thus, develops information and promotes initiatives that will strengthen and empower “God’s People” to provide meaningful and effective ministry, particularly at the local level of the church. By promoting the Lay Ministry Beliefs of Studying, Seeking, Sharing, and Serving, the Department of Lay Ministry seeks to live out its mission to “Reach, Teach, and Minister to All of God's People, - Equipping Them For Greater Works and Service For Him.”

The Department utilizes the efforts of the Connectional Lay Ministry Council, Connectional Stewards, Connectional Stewardesses, and Connectional Ushers to further assist God’s people enhance and develop their service capacities. The General Secretary provides oversight and leadership for the President of the: Connectional Lay Ministry Council; Connectional Steward Ministry; Connectional Stewardess Ministry; and Connectional Usher Ministry.

 

LAY MINISTRY ORDER FORM

MEET THE CONNECTIONAL MINISTRY PRESIDENTS

  • Connectional Lay Ministry - Mrs. Barbara Campbell
  • Connectional Steward Ministry -  Mr. Freddie McKnight, President
  • Connectional Stewardess Ministry - Mrs. Jolinda Dugger
  • Connectional Usher Ministry - Ms. Diana Winton
EPISCOPAL DISTRICT VP List 2017-2021

Stewardess Liturgical Calendar 2018-2019 

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LAY MINISTRY UPDATES, INFORMATION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 2019 Lay Ministry Update

Connectional Trustee Ministry

GWK SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES 2019-2020

Graham-Webb-Kennedy Scholarship Application 2019

March 2019 Lay Ministry Update

December 2018 Lay Ministry Update

October 2018 Lay Ministry Update

GRAHAM/WEBB/KENNEDY SCHOLARSHIP CONTRIBUTION FORM

September 2018 Lay Ministry Update

August 2018 Lay Ministry Update

Helpful Resources in Preparation for Connectional Lay Ministry Day

2018 Connectional Lay Ministry Day Litany

July 2018 Lay Ministry Update

June 2018 Lay Ministry Update

Graham/Webb/Kennedy Contributors 2017-2018

Message from Mr. Freddie McKnight, President of the Connectional Steward Ministry

April 2018 Lay Ministry Update

Graham/Webb/Kennedy Contributors 2017-2018

2018 Graham/Webb/Kennedy Scholarship Application

Message from Mr. Freddie McKnight, President of the Connectional Steward Ministry

December 2017 Lay Ministry Update

GWK Contributors 2017-2018

September 2017 Lay Ministry Update

August 2017 Lay Ministry Update

May 2017 Lay Ministry Update

January 2017 Lay Ministry Update

September 2016 Lay Ministry Update

July 2016 Lay Ministry Update

March 2016 Lay Ministry Update

January 2016 Lay Ministry Update

RESOURCES

2017-2018 GRAHAM/WEBB/KENNEDY AWARDEES & COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY CHOICES
GRAHAM/WEBB/KENNEDY SCHOLARSHIP CONTRIBUTION FORM
HISTORY OF CME LAY MINISTRY (Can be used as part of October 8th Lay Day Program).
CONNECTIONAL LAY MINISTRY DAY LITANY
LAY MEMBERSHIP CARD TEMPLATE
CLERGY APPRECIATION INFORMATION (Courtesy of Dr. Barbara Campbell)

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LAY MINISTRY (SEPTEMBER 2016)

LAY MINISTRY RESOURCES

SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

LAY MINISTRY PUBLICATIONS, TEACHING, and TRAINING RESOURCES