North East Lay Servant Ministry

Online courses are educational opportunities for lay servants to engage in learning opportunities in a virtual environment.  The courses are delivered over the Internet using a selected software platform which means that you can take some of the advanced courses from your home, work, or at a time that is most convenient for you within a limited time frame.  Online courses are 5 weeks in length, and the time for completing assignments will vary based on individual preparation, involvement and participation.  All online courses are open to your schedule with 24/7 access. Participants must purchase the books for all classes.  Books may be purchased from Cokesbury, Amazon or your District Lay Servant Director.

Online Course Schedule

Course Session Facilitator
Heritage Winter January 18-February 22 Mary Williams
Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition Winter February 15-March 29 Debora Constable
Lay Servants as Transformational Leaders Spring March 1-April 12 Marjorie Woods
Spiritual Gifts Spring May3-June 7 Kay Haugen

To register for a course, go to:  https://na.eventscloud.com/547556
Course Cost - $42.00 (This does not include books and other resources.)
Courses must be paid for with credit or debit card.

BASIC Lay Servant Class - Join us via Zoom.
Choice of dates and times:
Saturday at 10:00 a.m. February 20 - March 20. Instructors: David Knauft and Amanda Padovano
Monday at 7:00 p.m. February 22 - March 22. Instructors: Kay Haugen and Mary Williams
Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. March 2 - March 30. Instructors: Jeanie Enyart Jay Wansley

The cost of the class is $42 plus the cost of your book. Book is Lay Servant Ministries Participant's Book (Basic Course) by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson. It is available new, used and on Kindle from Amazon and new from Cokesbury. 

Registration for Basic is coming soon!


Once you have taken Basic, check out these other courses to expand your knowledge:

Heritage
January 18-February 22, 2021
Mary Williams, Facilitator
This course is designed to enable participants to explore the meaning of Methodism, analyze Wesleyan theology and its practical structure and disciplines for the first Methodists, examine Wesleyan understanding of grace and its importance to the movement, and discuss the means of grace and how these disciplines lead to holiness of heart and life. Prerequisite – Lay Servant Basic Class Deadline for Registration is January 18.

Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition
February 15- March 29
Debora Constable, Facilitator
This course will examine the devotional life of John Wesley and emphasis will be placed on how to apply the discipline that he used in your devotional life. Works of Mercy and Piety will be examined as both individual and communal practices. Prerequisite – Lay Servant Basic Class Deadline for Registration is February 15.

Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders
March 1-April 12, 2021
Marjorie Woods, Facilitator
This purpose of this course is to help participants examine the mission of the United Methodist Church, which is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  During the instructions, participants will be provided scriptural foundations of Christian transformational leadership as well as organizational principles that are proven to be effective.  Personal and group reflection through the use of forums and discussion posts will be included as a part of the course requirements. Prerequisite – Lay Servant Basic Class Deadline for Registration is March 1.

Spiritual Gifts
May 3 – June 7, 2021
Kay Haugen, Facilitator
This course is designed to help participants identify their spiritual gifts and examine spiritually how they can use their gifts to serve others. Prerequisite – Lay Servant Basic Class Deadline for Registration is May 3.

To register for a course, go to:  https://na.eventscloud.com/547556
Course Cost - $42.00 (This does not include books and other resources.)
Courses must be paid for with credit or debit card.

 

For Additional information, contact:

Ollie Manley
oimanley48@gmail.com

Kay Haugen
khaugen@windstream.net