Lay Servant Ministries - Granite District



Granite District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries


Callie McMahon -

                    Karen Cassidy -




The Granite district Committee on Lay Servant Ministry (CLSM) Announces Spring Courses (all via zoom)                                                                                             


Advanced Course

Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition  Instructor: Karen Cassidy 

Structured around Wesley’s “means of grace”, this study covers, among other topics, prayer, Scripture, the Lord’s Supper, and fasting- major features in John Wesley's devotional life. 

Requirements: Participant’s handbook “Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition” by Steve Harper. (also available in Korean and Spanish but our leader is not bi-lingual). Available at Cokesbury, Christian Books, Amazon and others for about $11.99

Course starts on Sunday, May 2, 2021, 6-7 p.m. as a 1-hour introduction and continues each Sunday, May16, through June 13th, 4:30-6:30 p.m.   

Course Fee $10

Registration Closed - please contact Karen Cassidy (email above) if you are interested.


Possible Courses Coming Summer - Early Fall 2021 (stay tuned)

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

Living Our Beliefs is essential reading for new members, confirmation classes and small group study. As one reviewer says, “Bishop Carder invites us to both understand and live our beliefs. With deep understanding of Wesley’s teaching, he inspires us to practice what we preach. That’s is the United Methodist Way".                                           Requirements: The participant’s book “Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way” by Kenneth L. Carder. Available at Amazon, Cokesbury,, and others for about $13.00    

Called to Preach    Instructor:  TBD

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.                                                                                                                                                    Requirements: The participant’s book, From Pew to Pulpit, by Clifton F. Guthrie available at Amazon, Cokesbury, Christian Books, and others at about $11.99                                                                         

 Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution  Instructor:  TBD

Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation.                                                                                        Requirements: The participant’s book, “The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation”, by Thomas Porter. Available at Amazon, Cokesbury, Upper Room and others at about $25.00

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