About LSM

Welcome to the web site of Lay Servant Ministries (formerly Lay Speaking Ministries)
of the Metro Region (North and South Districts)
of the Wisconsin Conference
of the United Methodist Church.

We serve around 100 churches in 15 circuits, affiliated ministries, and communities in Southeast Wisconsin,
roughly from Kiel to the Wisconsin-Illinois border and from Lake Michigan to Waterloo.

  • We make disciples and transform the world through the stewardship of our spiritual gifts and of our talents.
  • Our discipleship includes spiritual formation through both equipping and engaging, and intentionality through covenant.
  • All are welcome in equipping and engaging, as we would not withhold the Light of Christ or the Grace of God from anyone.
  • The covenant, however, is reserved for those who agree to be held accountable to the Superintendent through the recommendation of pastor and congregation, and the approval of the district committee.