Basic Lay Servant Ministries - Vidalia First UMC, Vidalia, GA:
Lay Servant training is designed to educate those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in the ministries of the church. They have three main areas of focus: Leading, Caring, and Communicating.
Basic Lay Servant -
- Leading - Lay servant leadership takes many forms. Lay Servants provide leadership for small groups, mission endeavors, community organizations, worship settings, committees and teams, and more.
- Caring - Lay servants provide a caring presence in all they do. They may participate in visitation, welcoming and hosting guests, new member care, establishing local mercy ministries, prison ministry, and care for pastors and staff.
- Communicating - Lay servants, like all believers, are called to share the good news of Christ with others. This can occur through sharing an encouraging word with those who are suffering, speaking out for those who can’t speak for themselves, or presenting the gospel through preaching, teaching, or speaking. Most importantly this happens through leading a life that exhibits Christ in all they do.
The basic class is based on Cokesbury’s book, “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course,” which teaches a basic understanding of ministry in the United Methodist Tradition. Included in the course is the following:
- Wesleyan Tradition and Foundations
- Spiritual Gifts
- Servant Leadership
- Caring Ministries
- Sharing Your Faith
We are offering Basic Lay Servant Ministries Online Training. Basic LSM Training includes a basic foundation of the faith and an introduction to leadership. The class is a Friday night AND Saturday session.
Friday evening session is from 6:30-9:00 pm and Saturday session is from 9:00am-4:00 pm at Vidalia First UMC (209 Church Street, Vidalia GA 30474). If you've not had training within the last three years (or ever), sign up for this Basic Training; otherwise, sign up for an Advanced Training.
You must complete all of the scheduled dates above to complete your training.
Registration fee for the class is $40. This cost covers all training materials and lunch on Saturday. (Note: Basic Lay Servant class must be completed before taking Advanced Class)
For more information contact Anne Bosarge, email@example.com