Lay Servant Ministry

The Winter Session of the 2017 Lay Servant Classes will be held on Saturdays, for four weeks during the month of January (7, 14, 21 and 28). The classes will be held from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM at Covington First United Methodist Church, 1113 Conyers Street SW, Covington, GA 30014 and includes a Basic and two advanced classes.
The dedication service for this session will be held on Saturday, January 28th at 11:30 AM Please share this information with anyone who may be interested.

Course descriptions:
Lay Servant BASIC Course
This class requires a letter of recommendation from the pastor. This course is the foundation for all the other texts in the Learning and Leading series for lay servants. In this course, students are encouraged to recognize and employ personal spiritual gifts for the church in order to use them as God fully intended. Participants are invited 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 discipleship. It offers guidelines for best practices as a church leader and outlines a number of ministries in which you as lay servants may assume roles.
Leading Worship
This course focuses on the ministry of the Lay Servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship. (Required for Certified Lay Speaker)
 Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition
Structured around Wesley’s “Means of Grace,” this study covers, among other topics, prayer, Scripture, the Lord’s Supper, and fasting – major features in John Wesley’s devotional life. Participants will learn how they can apply Wesley’s ministry to their own life.
 
Important: Please register by December 23 using one of the following ways:
 
1. Sending to email address: adoxlsm@gmail.com and include name, address, phone number(s), district and home church and send registration fee to Atlanta Decatur Oxford District, Attn:  Lay Servant Ministries, 1000 Main Street, Suite C, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
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2. Mail all of the information above along with your registration fee to Atlanta Decatur Oxford District, Attn:  Lay Servant Ministries, 1000 Main Street, Suite C, Stone Mountain, GA  30083
Cost: $40.00  Note:  Please make all checks payable in the amount of $40.00 per participant to ADOX District (Please include the class your are taking in the Memo field. For example: Memo: Leading Worship).

Feel free to contact me directly at adoxlsm@gmail.com if you have questions or need additional information or assistance. We look forward to seeing you there!  Debora Constable