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Lay Servant Training Day 2
Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

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Appalachian District Office


Katie Hutton

The Appalachian District will be hosting the 2020 District Lay Servant Training via ZOOM on Saturday, October 3, 2020 and Saturday, October 10, 2020.  You must be able to attend both days and attend the entire session each day in order to receive credit.  


Note: You must have already taken the Basic Course in order to take any Advanced Course. 
If you are not sure which courses you have taken in the past or you are concerned that you may need to take one this year to continue your Lay Servant status, please contact Katie Hutton at the District Office by phone- 336-667-5401 or by e-mail- KHutton@wnccumc.org.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 by ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. Registration is $15.00.  This year you will be responsible for ordering your book directly. However, DO NOT order your book until it is confirmed by Katie Hutton that the class will definitely be held. This is based upon the number of registrations we receive. Once it is confirmed that the class will be held, please prepare to order your book so that you can receive it at least 2 weeks in advance.

This event is ONLINE ONLY this year via ZOOM. You must connect with a device that will allow you to keep your camera on during the class. You will not be able to attend by phone-call that does not allow you to be seen on camera. We must be able to confirm that you are physically present for the class.  Please make sure as much as possible that you have a good internet connection. We are not able to guarantee you a good internet connection and cannot be responsible for bad connections. If you must log off and do not return to the class, you will not receive credit for the class. Appropriate breaks will be provided during the class.

Please be sure to go ahead and download the ZOOM program to your computer or download the ZOOM APP to your smartphones before trying to get on the class. It will take some time setting up your device in preparation for the class if you have not already downloaded the Zoom software. Once you click the link below, it will direct you to a website which asks you if you would like to open via ZOOM. If you have already downloaded the program it will take you directly to it and you will enter the password and it should work flawlessly. If you wish not to download the program there will be a small link at the bottom of the website browser that will say to run through the browser instead. You will then enter your name and the password below and it should load at that time. 
The Schedule
Day 1: Saturday, October 3, 2020 
All class participants will gather together via ZOOM at 9:30AM for greetings, introduction of the process for the day and for persons to be assigned to their online breakout rooms.  The individual classes will then begin at 10:00 AM. Please plan to sign on at least 5 or 10 minutes before starting time in case you experience connection difficulties. 
Classes begin at 10:00 A.M. and will end at 4:00 P.M. You will receive a lunch break between 12:00-1:00 P.M. During both days, remember that you must stay connected from the beginning of the classes until the close of the sessions each day. Remember, DO NOT log off.
Day 2: Saturday, October 10, 2020
The classes will check in again as one group as on the first day. You will log on to the ZOOM call at 9:30 a.m.  Individual classes and roll call will start at 10:00 AM. Class will end at 3:00 PM with a lunch break between 12-1PM.

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2020 Lay Servant Training Courses Being Offered:
(The listed prices and shipping charges are subject to change. Please confirm with the vendor from which you choose to purchase your book.)

Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course
Lay Servant Ministries Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson
Participant’s Book • DR626 • 978-0-88177-626-3 • $11.00 (The Upper Room)
(Participant’s Book also available in Kindle and ePub formats)
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.

Heritage Category-
Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition Steve Harper
Participant’s Book • 740 • 978-0-8358-0740-1 • $11.99 (The Upper Room)
Structured around Wesley’s "means of grace," this study covers, among other topics, prayer,
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.

Polity Category-
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection: Polity, Practice, and the Mission of The United Methodist Church
Thomas Edward Frank
Participant’s Book • AB531 • 978-0-687-33531-2 • $18.99 (The Upper Room)
This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United
Methodist Church. A copy of the 2016 Book of Discipline is recommended for both the
online and text version of this course.

Preaching Category-
Called to Preach- From Pew to Pulpit
Clifton F. Guthrie
Participant’s Book • AB6660 • 978-0-687-06660-5 • $15.99 (The Upper Room)
Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching
training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called
upon to preach in a pastor’s absence. Called to Preach is the required preaching
course in the lay speaker track of study.

Other Category-
Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders
Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, John Briggs
Participant’s Book • DR881 • 978-0-88177-881-6 • $18.00 (The Upper Room)
Also available in Kindle and ePub formats
This course will guide lay servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their
congregations toward vitality.

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