Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries
As it has been increasingly clear that the odds of gathering for Lay Servant Ministry Training has become more unlikely in the foreseeable future, we would like to step into a virtual class this fall for those who are interested. Our hope, if there is enough interest, is to offer the Introduction to Lay Ministry; The Basic Course on line, via Zoom. 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 holds members accountable in their discipleship. The ten-hour course would be offered in chunks, and require participants to purchase a text. If you are interested in this offering, please reach out to; Pastor Scott Masters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If there is enough interest we hope to target mid to late August for a start. This is also the first of two required courses to complete educational requirements for certification in the UMC as a Lay Servant.