District Lay Leaders



There is a District Lay Leader for each new district; North Eastern, North Western, and Southern. 

The District Lay Leader's primary role is to support the District Superintendent in whatever way they can within the District. More specifically the Lay Leader is active in the following areas:

  • Representative role – to represent the Methodist Church in Ireland at community and church events
  • Mission role – to discuss and share with the District Superintendent in his/her conversations about mission and discipleship with circuits and local societies
  • Consultative role – to work with the District Superintendent in dealing with district issues and strategy
  • Worship role – to lead worship and preach (if a local preacher) on available Sundays to encourage and inspire societies in their mission and discipleship
  • Prophetic role – to raise issues with the District Superintendent and suggest new ways of being Methodist and sharing the good news