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, Bookstore.upperroom.org, and others for about $13.00
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
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 https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/lay-servant-ministries-catalog The advanced course(s) will also be virtual.
Callie McMahon Co-chair Granite District Lay Servant Ministry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Karen Cassidy, Co-Chair Granite District Lay Servant Ministry (email@example.com)
Lay Servant Ministry Committee Granite District
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.