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Lay Servant Training 08/2022 – Willowbrook UMC, Sun City, AZ
August 19, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MST
Introduction to Lay Ministry: Basic Course – This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship. Participants text: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, By Sandy Jackson
The course is scheduled for Friday’s, August 19 & 26 at Willowbrook UMC, Sun City, AZ, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM with a working lunch which Willowbrook UMC will provide.. The class will finish with Holy Communion and Graduation. (you will need to commit to both sessions) (all times are Arizona time)
Participants are responsible for purchasing and reading the text in advance of the course. Participant textbooks are available from Cokesbury.com. You might also find Kindle and printed versions from Amazon.com. If you have any questions contact Betty Stewart, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost is $15 per participant.
Instructor Rev. Gary Kennedy
Rev. Gary Kennedy is currently the Senior Pastor at Willowbrook United Methodist Church in Sun City Arizona. He formerly served at the West District Superintendent for eight years with the last two as Dean of the Cabinet. As a District Superintendent, Gary taught several Lay Servant Ministry classes.
Gary formerly served at First UMC, Gilbert, as the Director of The Wesley Foundation at Arizona State University and as an associate at Tempe First UMC. He also served at Community UMC, Avondale and as an associate at Paradise Valley UMC.