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South West Lay Servant Ministry

The SouthWest District has an active Lay Servant Ministry. Jeanie Enyart is the District Director of Lay Servant Ministry and can be reached at jeanieenyart@gmail.com.  See information below for available classes.

Leading Worship (advanced core class)
Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
In-person, Griffin First United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Dr, Griffin, GA 30224
Instructor: Rev. Dr. John Mattox
Book is Worshiping with United Methodists (Revised), Hoyt Hickman


Leading Prayer (advanced core class)
Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
In-person, Griffin First United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Dr, Griffin, GA 30224
Instructor: Jan Sherwood
Book is Shaping the Prayers of the People, Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher


Spiritual Gifts (advanced core class)
Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
In-person, Griffin First United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Dr, Griffin, GA 30224
Instructor: Fran Boggs
Book is Each One a Minister, William J. Carter


UM Heritage (advanced core class)
Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
In-person, Griffin First United Methodist Church, 1401 Maple Dr, Griffin, GA 30224
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Woody Roberts
Book is Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way, Kenneth L. Carder


Preaching (advanced core class)
Saturdays, October 1, 8, 15, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
In-person, Clark Chapel UMC, 60 East Oak Street,
Luthersville, GA 30251 Instructor: Julia Morrison-Morgan Book is From Pew to Pulpit, Clifton F. Guthrie


Basic (requires pastor’s approval)
Saturdays, October 1, 8, 15, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
In-person, Clark Chapel UMC, 60 East Oak St
Luthersville, GA 30251
Instructor: Barb Combs
Book is Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Course, Sandy and Brian Jackson


To register, go to the NGUMC website, https://www.ngumc.org/courseschedules. 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 https://www.ngumc.org/onlineclasses.
Questions: Please contact Jeanie Enyart, Director, SW District, NGUMC, Lay Servant Ministries, jeanieenyart@gmail.com, 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 jeanieenyart@gmail.com or call 470-217-2173. We’ll do our best to accommodate the request.