Fall Academy-Lay Academy

Due to Social Distancing requirements, we will be having a virtual Lay Servant Academy this fall.  Here is the schedule we have set up for the Fall 2020 Lay Servant Academy:

  1. Your Spiritual Gifts Inventory” (an advanced, required course for certification)
    1. Zoom class led by Rev. Scott Mayberry
    2. 7 PM to 8:30 PM on Thursday evenings
    3. Five (5) Sessions:  October 1 through November 5. 
    4. The text for the class will be “Your Spiritual Gifts Inventory” by Charles Bryant
  1. “United Methodist Heritage” (an advanced, required course for certification)
    1. Zoom Class led by Rev. Tom McDowell;
    2. Thursday evenings, 7PM – 8:30PM;
    3. Five (5) Sessions:  October 1 through November 5.
    4. The text for the class will be Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way, By Kenneth L. Carder.
  1. Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries:  The Basic Course” (the basic introduction to Lay Servant Ministries)
    1. Zoom class led by Gary Hartsog
    2. 7 PM to 8:30 PM on Tuesday evenings
    3. Six (6) Sessions:  September 29 through November 3

To sign up for a class:

  • Reply to this e-mail with which class you wish to attend;
  • Give us your mailing address or, if you can, that you will pick up your book at the Southern District Office; and
  • All registrations are needed by noon on September 24 in order to deliver the books in time for the first class sessions.
  • If you receive this and are unable to attend by Zoom, or unsure how to attend by Zoom, please let us know and we will attempt to make other arrangements for you.

If you are interested in exploring becoming a Certified Lay Minister, please let me know and I’ll put your name on a list we are developing for a CLM Cohort in the Southern District.

Finally, would you help us by responding to a survey on the Lay Servant Team work and Lay Servant Academies:

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you may have with the Lay Servant Academies or Lay Servant Ministries in general.

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