Lay Servant Ministries - Granite District



Granite District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries


Callie McMahon -

                    Karen Cassidy -



Possible Courses Coming this Fall

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  

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.

Participant's handbook:  "Connectional Living and Connectional Giving" by Roger Curless and Ken Sloane

Leader’s Guide • DRPDF933 • 978-0-88177-933-2 $9.00 (PDF Only) 

"Earn. Save. Give. Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money"  by James A. Harnish

Participant’s Book • 978-1-630-88392-8 • $9.99 (Large Print, $9.99 and ePub, $9.49)

Available at Cokesbury

Coming this Winter                                       

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