Rev. Ralph Howe (First UMC Brattleboro) will facilitate the Basic Lay Servant Course in Brattleboro on Sundays, January 30, 12:30 – 5:30, and February 6, 12:30 – 5:30. Zoom will be available for hybrid participation. To register, please complete the registration form and return it with $15 (check payable to GMLSM) to Dawn Hill-Fleury (address is on the form). Order the Participants Book.The BASIC course is an introductory course designed to equip new leaders and renew current leaders. This course covers the three main categories of Lay Servant Ministries: Leading, Caring, and Communicating. Its purpose is to equip us to be better church leaders - it is not a preaching course.
This is a refresher course for lay servants and a first course for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Lay Servant. To get credit as a Certified Lay Servant you must have completed the Basic course.
Rev. Ralph Howe (First UMC Brattleboro) will offer the Advanced Lay Servant Worship Class: Leading Worship – Taylor Burton-Edwards on Sundays March 6 and 13 in the afternoons starting at 12:30 p.m. Zoom will be available for hybrid participation. To register, please complete the registration form and return it with $15 (check payable to GMLSM) to Dawn Hill-Fleury (address is on the form). Order Participants Book.
The Many Waters District will offer Lay Pastoral Caregiving online starting in February 2022.
The New England Conference United Methodist Men will offer the advanced course, “The Class Meeting: Reclaiming a Forgotten (And Essential) Small Group Experience” on Sundays in February. This link has details.
Contact Dawn Hill-Fleury if you would like a course offered in your geographic area.
BeADisciple.com offers several on-line courses each year that have been approved by the General Board of Discipleship as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Go to BeADisciple.com and be sure to scroll down to view them all. Approval from the District Director is required for these courses. (see above)
To register for a course, please submit a completed and signed Request and Recommendation Form. The mailing address and costs for each course are included in the class announcements.
Click here for the Form. Return forms to the Green Mountain District Director, Dawn Hill-Fleury, 9 Saybrook RD, Essex JCT VT 05452.
Click here to access the Lay Servant Ministries Equipping Resources catalog which provides details about different categories of Lay Servants as well as the courses that are available.
Lay Servants and Certified Lay Speakers must complete an annual report. Click here for a form that you can download and complete on your computer. This form is valid only for Green Mountain District Lay Servants/Speakers.