*If you are currently certified as a “Lay Speaker,” the Advanced Lay Servant Course is the one you will need to take every three years to keep your certification current.
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.
There are two levels of certification for Lay Servants:
Basic - 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:
Advanced - The advanced class, based on Cokesbury’s book, “Each One a Minister,” by William Carter is a study of the book of Ephesians and what it teaches us about how we are called to use our spiritual gifts. Included in the course is the following:
You may register for the class times/locations that are convenient for you. All classes will be the same across districts.
2020 Class Dates
Ellaville UMC, Ellaville
Mar. 6 - 7 (Advanced) Register here
McRae UMC, McRae
Feb. 28 - 29 (Basic) Register here
Mar. 20 - 21 (Advanced) Register here
Goshen UMC, Rincon
March 6-7 (Basic) Register here
March 20-21 (Advanced) Register here
Vidalia First UMC, Vidalia
Oct. 9 - 10 (Basic) Register here
Oct. 23 - 24 (Advanced) Register here
College Place UMC, Brunswick
Oct. 16 - 17 (Basic) Register here
Nov. 6 - 7 (Advanced) Register here
Schedule of the Day
Friday, 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm
Registration fee for the class is $25. This fee covers all materials and lunch on Saturday.
(Note: Basic Lay Servant class must be completed before taking Advanced Class)