Laity Resources


Links of Interest

Scouting Information   
On Agin
  • For information or assistance with your youth ministry, contact Rev. Diana Northcutt, 405.530.2144 –
  • UM101  online training sponsored by UM Communications check your basic knowledge of the Church
  •  United Methodist Social Principles
DVD and Book Resources 
  • “LEADERSHIP ESSENTIALS – PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR LEADING IN THE CHURCH”  Carol Cartmill & Yvonne Gentile, Cokesbury. Offers practical skills, and practice exercise in recruiting and motivating volunteers, settings a vision for a team, planning effective meetings, mentoring, leading through change & conflict management.
  • “LEADERSHIP FROM THE HEART – LEARNING TO LEAD WITH LOVE AND SKILL” – Cokesbury. A 10 week study for small groups, retreats – leads adults through key areas of Christian growth, servant leadership and team building.  Leaders kit and DVD available.
  • Committee on Lay Leadership -The functions and role of this committee were expanded by the 2000 General Conference. At that time the Committee on Nominations was changed to the Committee on Lay Leadership.

A training resource, called “Moving from Nomination to Development of Lay Leadership,” is available. The resource has been developed by the Annual Conference’s Leadership Development Ministry Team for the local church, Committee on Lay Leadership.

This resource will clarify those changes and will help the committee to become more grounded in the mission of the church and gain new skills in selecting leaders for the local church. You may get a copy of “Moving from Nomination to Development of Lay Leadership” from your district office or the Conference Media Center, 1501 N.W. 24th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73106; (405)530-2008. Oklahoma Conference DVD Library. 

Programming Resources


Resources for Ministry to Men - Many of the resources for Ministry to Men are available for direct download to your computer.  You may duplicate as needed for your group.

The new Guidelines for individual ministry are available through your Cokesbury bookstore, by calling (800)672.1789 or

“How to have Successful Meetings,” from Chaning Bete - $1.15 Cokesbury – (800)672.1789,

LEADERSHIP TRAINING: “Guidelines for Leading Your Congregation – Lay Leader/Lay Member –Connecting the visions and plans of your congregation” $2.50, or  (800)672-1789