ATHN Lay Servants

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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.

Fall 2018 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 - khaugen@windstream.net

Beginning July 1, 2018, Lin McKinnon will be the new Associate Director.  His email is kinmckinnon@charter.net.  Shirley Alcorn will continue to serve on the committee.

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Advanced Course - From the Pew to the Pulpit
Instructor: Rev. Bill Lloyd
This is a course designed for individuals who are called upon to preach occasionally but are not formally trained as pastors, and for individuals who are called to pulpit supply.  This is a new preach class with a new book, the first time we've offered it in our district.  Even those who have had a preach class in the past are encouraged to take this one as well.  This is one of the six classes required for the Lay Speaking Track.

 

Christian Transformational Leader - Leading Bible Study
Instructor: Betty Lloyd

This course will guide lay servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality.  This class is open to anyone wishing to take it.  It is not a required class for Lay Speaking.

Dates & Times for These Two Classes:

Saturday, September 8     9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 15   9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 22  9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, September 29  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location:
Walnut Grove UMC
940 Church Way
Walnut Grove, GA 30052

 

Advanced Course - Leading Worship 
Instructor: Dr. Tim Wheeler

This course focuses on the ministry of the Lay Servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregations in worship.  This is one of the six classes required for the Lay Speaking Track, but everyone is welcome.

Advanced Course - Embracing Personal Prayer
Instructor: Dr. David Knauft

This is a new class on personal prayer.  It counts as the prayer class required for the Lay Speaking Track, but it also counts as a separate advanced class for those who have already had the class on Leading Public Prayer.  This class is good for anyone wishing to explore ways to enrich their prayer life.

 

Dates & Times for These Two Classes:

Saturday, September 8     9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, September 22  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location:
Walnut Grove UMC
940 Church Way
Walnut Grove, GA 30052