The Miami Valley District is offering 3 different Lay Servant Ministry Courses this August!
- BASIC COURSE - 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, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship.
Classes would be held via zoom from 7-9pm on August 1, 3, 5, 8 & 10. Zoom links will be sent the day before each class. All sessions need to be attended in order to receive a certificate.The instructor is Nancy Byrd, CLM. She will have a syllabus for you before the class starts as there will be homework before the first class.
The class is $15. Your participant book needs to be purchased separately. Once you register, you will receive links on where to purchase the book. REGISTER HERE
LEADING WORSHIP - (One of the 6 Lay Speaker Core Course) This course focuses on the ministry of the Lay Servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship.
This course will be taught using a hybrid format - part online and part in person. Sessions will be:
Monday, August 16th via zoom from 6:30 - 9pm
Saturday, August 21st in person @ Northridge UMC from 9:30am - 3pm (lunch included)
Monday, August 23rd via zoom from 6:30 - 9pm
Cost is $25 (includes lunch on Saturday, book is purchased separately)
Once you register, you will be given a link to purchase the book. The instructors are Rev. Wendy Lybarger and Dan Vanoli, Lay Speaker. They will have a syllabus for you before the class starts. REGISTER HERE
LIFE TOGETHER IN THE UNITED METHODIST CONNECTION - (One of the 6 Lay Speaker Core Course) This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church. A copy of the 2016 Book of Discipline is recommended for both the online and text version of this course. Life Together in the UM Connection will be held via Zoom August 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 6:30-9 pm.
Rev. Wendy Lybarger and Charlie Bosworth, Lay Speaker, will be your instructors. They will send you a syllabus before the class starts.The class is $15 and you need to purchase your book separately. Once you register, you will be given links on where you can purchase your book. REGISTER HERE