NE District Lay Servant Ministry Training - Fall 2017

WhenFriday, September 22, 2017 to Saturday, September 23, 2017
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North East District
Lay Servant  Ministries Training - Fall 2017

Keystone United Methodist Church
4004 SR 21 South, Keystone Heights, FL 32656
Check-In begins at 6 pm on Friday. Training will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 6:30-9 p.m. and also on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from  8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m with lunch and snacks provided. Class sizes are limited to 15 students per class. Be sure to register early. No walk-in registrations please. This training is open to all. If you are seeking to receive certification of re-certification credits you must attend all 10 hours of the training. Registration is now open and will run through September 15, 2017.

**Please note there is a change with this year's registration -  all registrants are required to purchase their own book. Books will NOT be provided. Please be sure to order your book early so you can read the text prior to class. Books can be purchased at; and through other sites such as Amazon. 

Basic Course: Focuses on the three primary aspects of lay servant ministry: leading, caring, and communication. The course qualifies the participant as a Local Church Lay Servant.
The basic course will be led by Rev. David Preston.
Required Book- "Lay Servant Ministries" by Sandy Zeigler Jackson/Brian Jackson - ISBN # 978-0-88177-626-3
Advanced Courses: These courses qualify a Local Church Lay Servant as a Certified Lay Servant and fulfills the three-year educational requirement for continuing certification.
  • Leading Worship with Rev. Heather Harding (Advanced Lay Servant) This course focuses on the ministry of the Lay Servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship.
    •Required book – Worshiping with United Methodists by Hoyt Hickman – ISBN #978-0-6873-3256-8
  • Lay Pastoral Care Giving with Rev. Jeff Tate (Advanced Lay Servant) How do you learn to care for others in the community – whether the community of faith or the extended community? Some people seem to have natural gifts, but most can learn to improve their caring skills. This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others.
    •Required book – Lay Pastoral Care Giving by Tim Farabaugh – ISBN #978-0-88177-554-9
  • Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition with Rev. Bill Olewiler (Advanced Lay Servant) Structured around Wesley’s “Means of Grace,” this study covers, among other topics, prayers, Scripture, the Lord’s Supper, and fasting – major features in John Wesley’s devotional life. Participants will learn how they can apply Wesley’s ministry to their own life.
    •Required book – Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition by Steve Harper – ISBN #978-0-8358-0740-1
The course fee of $30.00 includes snacks and lunch on Saturday.  Class sizes are limited to 15 students per class. Be sure to register early once registration opens in July. No walk-in registrations please.


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