Local Lay Pastors are people engaged in lay ministry authorised by a local church or circuit and acting in a specific role in a local congregation. They are volunteers who willingly give their time and in return have an opportunity to explore their vocation. They may also want to offer their gifts to a local church as they may have worked in that area previously. They are commissioned to engage in this ministry on behalf of, and in collaboration with, local church members, for specified periods of time. An individual's ministry will vary according to their gifts and skills, and the local situation.
This scheme is developed by the District and the oversight lies with them. The scheme would be focused on three areas of opportunity:
Darlington Methodist District Office
Elm Ridge Methodist Church
Carmel Road South