Class sessions will be on two Saturdays, March 11th and 18th, from 9am – 3pm
at Fort Street UMC located at 562 Boulevard NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Classes are $40 which includes both sessions and all materials.
You must attend both sessions in their entirety to graduate.
BASIC* Class (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: Heritage
Advanced Class: Polity
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.