Becoming a local preacher or worship leader is a divine call; if you feel God is calling you to embark on this exciting journey then speak to your Superintendent Minister about your call to preach.
The Team in Shetland - Who Does What?
The Local Preachers Page
What is a Local Preacher?
Local preachers are those who have been accredited to preach God's word and lead His people in worship. Originally, the term local preacher showed the difference between those who stayed in a local area and those who moved around the country as ministers (presbyters).
What is a Worship Leader?
"God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in the Spirit and in truth." John 4:24 (NIV)
The role of Worship Leader is an important ministry within the Methodist Church. While Worship Leaders are not fully accredited Local Preachers they do carry out many of the same preaching duties and obligations within their local church. They key difference is that Worship Leaders can lead worship but not preach a sermon
For further information see the Methodist website here