ATHN Lay Servants



Athens-Elberton District Lay Servant Classes and Information

Learning and Leading

God is calling each of us to be witnesses who proclaim the presence and power of God through all that we are and all that we do.  Is God calling you to a new way of service?  A Lay Servant is… an active. supportive, eager to serve member of the church; Well-informed on Scripture, and on the doctrine, heritage, organization, and life of the United Methodist Church; Committed to witnessing through church and community leadership, care-giving ministries, and spoken communications; Willing to improve his/her skills by training for service.

2019 Classes and Information:  

Cost: $40.00 per face-to-face (includes book) course.
           $60.00 per on-line (does not include book) course.
Registration deadline:  Two weeks prior to first class

Participants must attend all sessions to receive credit for a course

Click here for registration form:registration-form-for-lay-servant-classes-athens-elberton-district-1 or Mail Completed Applications & check payable to “Athens-Elberton District” to:

 Kay Haugen, ATHN Director of Lay Servant Ministries
131 Ridgewood Lane
Jefferson, GA 30549

Questions? Email Kay Haugen at -

Beginning July 1, 2018, Kin McKinnon will be the new Associate Director.  His email is

 Shirley Alcorn will continue to serve on the committee.




Upcoming Online Course Programs
You now register online through the conference for online classes

August 3 - August 31 Heritage - Facilitator is Mary Williams

October 7 - November 4 Polity - Facilitator is Marjorie Woods

February 10 - March 9 Social Principles - Facilitator is Ollie Manley

May 4 - June 1 Leading Public Prayer - Facilitator is Kay Haugen


BASIC Course - Instructor is Amanda Padvano

Advanced Course - From the Pew to the Pulpit - Instructor is Dr. David Knauft

Storytelling: Dancing with Woods - Instructor is Rev. Billy Pittman

Advanced Course - Spiritual Gifts - Instructor is Kin McKinnon


Dates & Times for These Two Classes:
Monday, September 9    6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday, September 16  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Monday, September 23  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday, September 30  6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday, October 7         6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

St. James UMC
111 West Lake Drive
Athens, GA 30606