This course is offered to all persons that would like to become a Local Lay Servant at your church. By becoming a Lay Servant, they will be “recruiting and equipping United Methodists for all facets of ministry.” This course will be held on Friday evening March 10 and Saturday March 11 at Jasper UMC, 85 West Church St Jasper, GA 30143.
Bill Traynham will be the instructor for this class.
The book for this class is titled “Lay Servant Ministries” by Sandy Zeigler Jackson with Brian Jackson. This course covers the three main categories of Lay Servant Ministries including Caring, Leading and Communicating. Lay Servant Ministries encompass a broad range of ministries. It is important to recognize the Lay Servants have various gifts that are generally considered complimentary to the preaching abilities for which Lay Speakers are generally recognized. This course covers those other gifts.
Lay leaders are urged to become a certified lay servant. Please encourage the lay leader of your Church to take this required course.
Class Dates and Times. The first part of the class will be held on Friday March 10 from 5:00PM until 9:00PM . The second part of the class will be held on Saturday March 11, from 9:15AM and will end no later than 5:00PM. The estimated lunch break will be about 45 minutes. Light snacks and beverages will be provided during the other breaks for the day.
Registration Form All interested persons should send the following information along with a check for $40 payable to Northwest District UMC. Please note on your check “Lay Servant Ministries Institute.”
Local Church: ________________________________________________________
Pastor must sign for all basic course applicants: ______________________________
Mail check and completed Registration to:
Jasper UMC – Randy Tudor, 85 W. Church Street, Jasper, GA 30143
Registration DEADLINE: February 16, 2017. Please note the class size will be limited to 18 persons so early registration could be important.
If anyone needs to contact me, please call me at (H) 706-692-9224 or (C) 404-702-5257 and leave a message. I will get back to you as possible.
Thank You and God Bless You
NWD Coordinator for Lay Servant Ministries