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GNSV Lay Servant Class
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

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Gainesville District



Terry Thomas, Director of Lay Servant Ministry

Gainesville First UMC, DOwnstairs Adult Lobby
2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506
Registration fee - $40 per session

Basic Course
Instructor: Chris Austin Certified LSM Teacher Lula UMC
Basic Course - You must start here on your Lay Servant Journey
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.

Advanced Course - Leading in Prayer
Instructor: Gary Nicholson Gainesville District Arbor Point UMC
For many people, prayer remains a mystery, and 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. The "PRAYER" course is one of the approved courses for those seeking certification as a certified Lay Speaker.

Advanced Course - Spiritual Gifts
Instructors: Brent Gilstrap Pastor Ebenezer UMC
This course helps participants understand spiritual girts and how the church can use them to fulfill it's mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts. The Spiritual Gifts course is one of the courses for those seeking certification as a Certified Lay Speaker.

Advanced Course - Leading Worship
Instructor: Jean Thomas
This course focuses on the ministry of the lay servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship. The Leading Worship course is one of the approved courses for those seeking certification as a certified Lay Speaker.