South West Lay Servant Ministry

The SouthWest District has an active Lay Servant Ministry program. Jeanie Enyart is the District Director of Lay Servant Ministry and can be reached at  

Lay Servant Ministry Classes
SW District, NGUMC

Spring 2023

March 11, 18, 25, 2023

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

 Host Church: Thomaston First UMC

132 Cherokee Rd, Thomaston, GA 30286

Basic Lay Servant Ministry Class (requires pastor’s approval)
Instructor: Jan Sherwood
Book is Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Course, Sandy and Brian Jackson

Preaching (advanced core class)
Instructor: Rev. Dr. John Mattox
Book is From Pew to Pulpit, Clifton F. Guthrie

Conflict Resolution (non-core class)
Instructor: Fran Boggs
Book is The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation, Thomas Porter

Transforming Evangelism (non-core class)
Instructor: Sue Berg
Book is Transforming Evangelism, Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

To register, go to the NGUMC website, The cost for each class is $42. The participant book is not included in the enrollment fee and is purchased separately. In addition to the classes offered by the eight districts, the North Georgia Conference also offers self-directed online classes via Google Classroom. To enroll in any of those classes, go to

Questions: Please contact Jeanie Enyart, Director, SW District, NGUMC, Lay Servant Ministries,, 470-217-2173

Pulpit Supply

The certified Lay Speakers of the Southwest District are well-trained, prepared, and eager to fill your pulpit whenever you have a need. Whether you are planning a vacation or something comes up at the last minute, please take advantage of this valuable service.

To schedule a certified Lay Speaker for pulpit supply at your church, please email or call 470-217-2173. We’ll do our best to accommodate the request.