Lay Servant Ministries - Granite District


Granite District Committee on Lay Servant Ministries


Callie McMahon -

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Advanced Lay Servant Course

Justice in Everyday Life

Prerequisite: Basic Lay Servant Ministry Course

Justice in Everyday Life is an advanced course that takes an in-depth look at the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church--the church's attempt to speak on contemporary issues with which it is confronted today. The book covers topics such as: natural world, social community, economic community, political community, Biblical foundations of the Social Principles, and teaching the Social Principles. This course will be facilitated by Larry Holman who is a Certified Lay Servant from St John’s United Methodist Church in Dover, NH. The Leader’s guide is Justice in Everyday Life, by Neal Christie. See Participant’s book below.

The course will take place via Zoom on five Tuesdays starting Tuesday, Feb 21 through Tuesday, March 21st.

Register here through February 14.

Registration Fee $10 – payable online.

Prior to the first night, please read the first chapter, “Introduction to the Social Principals”, in the participant’s handbook.   

The participant’s handbook is:

Social Principles of The United Methodist Church 2017–2020 Participant’s Book • 9781501835773 • $3.99 Available at

Please use the following zoom link to join the meeting each Tuesday at 6:30 pm:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 931 0067 8380

Passcode: 247819

Lay Servant Ministries Informational Event Recap

Thanks for Joining Us!

Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at the Lay Servant Ministry Event in Plymouth on Saturday July 23.  There were 30 people who attended "Equipping Our Laity". We heard some great witnessing from Certified Lay people and a great presentation from Dr. Kevin Fickenscher entitled  “Crossing  the Threshold…Embracing the Transition”.

I hope attendees went home motivated to take the next step. I know 12 attendees chose their next step and I’ll be looking for a leader for the advanced course “Leading Worship” over the next few weeks. 

6 of the 12 people are ready to take the Basic Course that we hope to start  in September. Thanks again to all and to the Plymouth UMC for hosting us!

 See Photos here.

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

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