Have you heard the call from God to develop your teaching and leadership skills in your local church? Lay Servant Ministries courses may be a way for you to prepare yourself for the many missions and ministries that you may be called to, or improve your teaching and leadership skills, address your devotional life, help you discern your own spiritual gifts, or hone your Christian based skills to lead small groups. In addition, certain Lay Servant Ministries courses can be used to provide the necessary requirements to qualify as a Certified Lay Speaker.
Basic Course – Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries – an introductory course designed to equip new church leaders and renew current leaders in the UMC.
Leading Bible Study – this course opens a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation. It reminds us as United Methodists that Bible study and biblical interpretation are a core part of our spiritual journey.
Click here to register. Cost is $30 per participant. Participants are responsible for purchasing and reading the text in advance of the course.