RISEM Lay Servant Ministries Course

Lay Servant Ministries

 

Two Lay Ministry Courses are being offered this Spring in the RISEM District; one BASIC and one ADVANCED. Please see the two listings below.


 RISEM District Basic Course Registration

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   hold members accountable in their discipleship.

This course is designed to provide and strengthen disciples and lay leadership in the local church.

This course is not specifically designed to prepare you to preach.

Those who have gifts for preaching may take the advanced course on preaching after this course.

This course must be taken in person.

A Lay Servant is

  • an active, supportive (professing) member of a United Methodist church;
  • eager to serve the church, community, and world;
  • well-informed on scripture and on the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of The United Methodist Church;
  • committed to witnessing through church and community leadership, caregiving ministries, and spoken communication;
  • willing to improve his/her skills by training for service.

 

Leader:            Rev. Sandy Sweet       (508-878-0136)                       Cost: $20

Location:         Martha’s Vineyard (Chilmark and Oak Bluffs)

Dates/Time:    Friday, April 21, 2017 6:30-8:30 pm at Chilmark UMC,  9 Menemsha Crossroads, Chilmark, Ma.

(The location of the next 3 sessions will be decided at the April 21st meeting)

                        Saturday, April 22, 2017        10:00 am to noon

                        Friday, April 28, 2017             6:30-8:30 pm

                        Saturday, April 29, 2017        10:00 am to noon

 

Registration deadline:             April 18, 2017

 

Registration Form

Please send this form to:  tcarroll@vineyard.net  or sandypadre@aol.com

or mail to:

Sandy Sweet,

11 Harmony Crossing,

East Bridgewater, MA 02333

Questions?  Call Sandy Sweet at 508-878-0136

 


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RISEM District Lay Servant Ministries

 Advanced Course Registration

"Leading Worship"

This courses meets the requirement for becoming a Certified Lay Servant and for taking an Advanced course every three years to remain a Certified Lay Servant. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts and to reflect the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that hold members accountable in their discipleship.

 

Course: "Leading Worship"

Registration deadline:             April 28, 2017 

(So the participant’s handbook can be mailed or given to you before the class)

Leaders:          Lynne Lamarre, Dan Genannt                       

Cost: $20         paid - Yes   No

(If paying by check, please make out to “RISEM Lay Speaking”)

Please bring a bag lunch on Saturday.

Location:         Wesley UMC, 55 Woodland St., Lincoln RI  02865

 Dates/Times:       

  • Friday May 5th, 6:30 to 9:00
  • Saturday, May 6th, 9:00 to 4:00
  • Final 2 hour session to be determined when we meet

Registration Form

To register:

Please call  Dan Genannt, 508-761-5772  or  email registration to: dangenannt@comcast.net 

If you prefer to mail your registration please send to:

Wesley UMC, 55 Woodland St, Lincoln RI 02865 attn: Lay Leader