Class sessions will be on three Saturdays, October 1, 8, and 15 from 9am – 1pm
at Berkmar United Methodist Church
675 Pleasant Hill Road, Lilburn 30047
All classes are $40 which includes all three sessions and all materials.
You must attend all three sessions in their entirety to graduate.
BASIC* (required before taking any advanced classes)
This course is foundational for ALL courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship. (The United Methodist Book of Discipline recommends that all church Lay Leaders take this class.)
* Pastor’s recommendation is required for this class.
Advanced Class: Polity: Life Together in the United Methodist Church
Why does the UMC do things the way it does? This Course will help you to get your bearings and to consider some of the structural challenges The United Methodist Church faces in the 21st century.
Advanced Class: Leading in Prayer
For many people, praying in public is a test of faith left to the “professionals” of the church. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in prayer both public and personal.
Bring an attitude open to learning, to meeting new people, and to sharing with others
as we seek stronger connection as God’s People!
The annual report to be completed by all new and continuing Lay Servants for Charge Conference
has been updated, so there will not be any confusion about which form to use.
The form is available online through data services.
Each individual involved in Lay Servant Ministries will have (or create) their own personal log-in for Data Services
using the bright green Log-In button in the upper right-hand corner of the Conference webpages as well as the district webpage.
The records will be saved online from year to year and will also update in the Conference database.
Because the form requires signatures,
it will still need to be printed and signed by the Lay Servant.
It will then be submitted to the church office to be signed by the pastor
and to be included in the church’s Charge Conference paperwork to be given to the DS.
Please note that the DS will not sign the form unless it already has both signatures (Lay Servant and Pastor).
If there are Lay Servants who do not use a computer,
please make arrangements for them to complete the form in the church office;
it should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. They may also make arrangements to complete the form at the district office.