Lay Servant Ministries - Granite District



Granite District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries


Callie McMahon -

                    Karen Cassidy -



Possible Future Advanced Courses 

The following two courses previously scheduled for January, 2022 have been cancelled due to lack of interest. If you are interested in either of the following courses in the future , please email Callie (above) and let her know. 

Living Our UMC Beliefs   Instructors: Rev. Scott Masters, Sue Davidson

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (United Methodist Heritage) explores the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st-century church.
Participants book: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder available at Amazon & Cokesbury and more, $9-$13.

Connectional  Living, Connectional Giving  Lead by Rev. Jim Mentzer

This course helps lay servants understand and share the world-transforming power of connectional giving rooted in the biblical/Wesleyan tradition. 

Participants book “Earn. Save. Give. Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money”
James A. Harnish -About $12, Amazon, Cokesbury, and more.

Called to Preach   Lead by Rev. Pat Williams

Thursday evenings (5) - 5:00 - 7:00 pm - via zoom

January 13 - February 10, 2022

Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach in a pastor’s absence. Called to Preach is the required preaching course in the lay speaker track of study.

Prerequisite - Lay Servant Ministry Basic Course

Participant’s Book “From Pew to Pulpit” by Clifton F. Guthrie • AB6660 • 978-0-687-06660-5 • $15.99 (Available in Kindle, $9.99) 

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Lay Servant Ministry  Basic Course  Instructors: Pam Maden and Callie McMahon

Ministry isn’t just a clergy endeavor; all Christians are called to serve. Laity serve on the front line of evangelical living.  We are all called to be salt and light to a hurting word. This course helps laity explore and discover their unique calls in serving God, neighbor and the greater church.

Requirements: Participant’s handbook “Lay Servant Ministries” by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson.  Required at course start. Available at Amazon, Upper Room Store at about $11 

A summary of most of the above classes can be found at  The advanced course(s) will also be virtual.

Stay tuned for more specifics.  

Many Blessings,

Callie McMahon Co-chair Granite District Lay Servant Ministry (

Karen Cassidy,  Co-Chair Granite District Lay Servant Ministry (

Lay Servant Ministry Committee Granite District

Link to purchase books:

Lay Servant Ministries Catalog

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.  

Upcoming Virtual Courses Offered by Other Districts

Green Mountain

Many Waters


Commonwealth East

Commonwealth West