Lay Leadership Development

LLD is a program that assists the local church pastor to motivate, equip, and train leaders for the local congregation. Level I includes pastor-supervised independent study and readings in leadership, monthly seminars led by the pastor, and ministry assignments within the local congregation. Level II is pastor-supervised independent study and training in one of ten areas of local church ministry: cell groups, children, Christian education, counseling, stewardship, music and worship, teaching, youth, and ministry to women. 

Church of God members who have completed levels I and II of Lay Leadership Development are eligible to obtain Lay Minister Certification upon recommendation from the local pastor. After the member completes levels I and II, the local pastor may obtain a Lay Minister Certification Request Form from the state office. Call 808-658-5488 or contact Hawaii State Executive Offices.The Request Form must be approved by the Administrative Bishop and forwarded to the Ministerial Development/School of Ministry for issuance of the Lay Minister Certificate. The Lay Minister Certificate may be renewed every two years upon recommendation of the local pastor.

Hawaii Church of God
State Executive Offices
98-1022 Komo Mai Dr.
Aiea,HI 96701
Phone 808.658.5408