Metro District Lay Servant Ministries Training

February 3, 2016

lay servant ministries(1) Basic Course - Lay Speaking Ministries by Sandy Jackson. The required beginning course for local lay speaker certification; course topics: Leading, caring, communication, serving. It offers guidelines for best practices as a church leader and outlines a number of ministries in which lay servants may assume roles. (2) Advanced Course [prior basic course is required] - Life Together in the UM Connection is the focus using the book Polity, Practice and the Mission of the UMC: 2006 by Thomas Frank. This advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church. Participants will have greater understanding of how United Methodists relate to one another both at home and around the world. Both courses will be offered at every session. Participants must attend all sessions. Anyone who has never taken the basic course must register for the basic course first if you are seeking certification. As soon as your registration is processed your study material will be mailed to you. Click the "Registration Form" link below to register. Registration fee includes materials, Saturday lunch and snacks; Sunday snacks. The Graduation Celebration/Worship Service information will be provided with your materials. REGISTRATION FORM (Word Document) Training Sessions (Each Class Cost $25) April 2 and 3 Westford UMC, Concord 273 Highway 49 South Concord, NC 28025 Sat. 8:30am registration/breakfast, 9am-4pm Class; Sun. 2pm-6:45pm Coordinator: Margaret Cox 704.785.9887 April 3, 10, 17, 24 Trinity UMC, Charlotte 6230 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte 28216; 6pm registration; 6:30-9pm Class; Coordinators: David Stroupe 704.992.0239 April 4, 11, 18, 25 St. Mark's UMC, Charlotte 917 Clanton Rd., Charlotte 28217 6pm registration; 6:30-9pm Class Coordinator: Michelene Mathews 704.759.3360 April 23 and 24 Mouzon UMC, Charlotte 3100 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte 28209 Sat. 8:30am registration/breakfast, 9am-4pm Class; Sun. 2pm-6:45pm Coordinator: Irma Ellwanger 704.544.3190