Conference Lay Servant Ministries Class Schedule

 

God is calling you to serve Him. You are to be equipped for good works.
Lay Servant Ministry courses offer a variety of training opportunities and support for laity (the people of Christ) as you minister through caring, preaching, witnessing, leading, serving others and interpreting our United Methodist heritage. Though most of these courses fulfil some aspect of a certification track, they are open to any adult who would like to participate. Please see the list below of available courses, times, locations and instructors.
 
Courses Available in the Conference
 
District
Course
Day, Dates & Times of Class
Location of Class
Instructor
Cost
SEPTEMBER
South
Basic Lay Servant Ministries
Sept. 20, 2014, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sept. 21, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Genesis UMC
Killeen, TX
Sholanda Stone
 
North
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
(Advanced)
Sept. 27, 2014, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(lunch provided)
Saginaw UMC
Saginaw, TX
Pam Phinney
$20
OCTOBER
South
Basic Lay Servant Ministries
Oct. 25, 2014, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Bartlett UMC
Bartlett, TX
Sandra Oliver
 
North
Life Together in the UM Connection
(Advanced)
Oct. 25, 2014, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(lunch provided)
First UMC
Joshua, TX
Pam Phinney
$25
NOVEMBER
North
Basic Lay Servant Ministries
Nov. 15, 2014, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(lunch provided)
TBD
Pam Phinney
$17
DECEMBER
North
Leading Small Groups
(Advanced)
Dec. 13, 2014, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(lunch provided)
TBD
Pam Phinney
$20
 
 
Requirements: The Basic Course should be taken before the advanced courses. The courses are 10 hours long and participants must be in attendance and participating for the entire course to meet the requirements. Please bring your Bible, pen and notebook. If you are unable to attend in your own district, or you are located more closely to a location in another district, you may attend courses outside of your home district. Preregistration is required for all classes.
 
Contact your District Office for more information about the classes or to preregister. Go to ctcumc.org/districts and click on your district for District Office contact information. The District Administrator can help you get in touch with your District Lay Servant Director (listed below).
 
District Lay Servant Directors 
Central: TBD                                                           
East: Chris Buse (cbbuse@hotmail.com)
North: Pam Phinney (pamphinney@hotmail.com)
South: Sandra Oliver (skoliver45@gmail.com)
West: Beth Bowyer (beth.bowyer@verizon.net)
 
Courses Available Online
 
For ease of access, several courses approved by the General Board of Discipleship are available in an online-only format through beadisciple.com, a program of Southwestern College in Kansas.
 
Format
Course
Category
Dates
Instructor
Cost
AUGUST
Online
Biblical Storytelling I (IFD291)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
8/18/14 – 9/2/14
Beth Galbreath
$55
Online
Come to the Waters (IFD297)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
8/18/14 – 9/2/14
Beth Galbreath
$55
Online
Come to the Table (IFD295)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
8/18/14 – 9/2/14
Beth Galbreath
$55
SEPTEMBER
Online
Your Ministry of Leading Worship 101 (IFD385)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
9/8/14 – 10/1/14
Daniel Benedict
$80
Online
Leading Public Prayer (IFD351)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
9/8/14 – 9/19/14
John Zimmerman
$60
Online
CLM Module 1: Call and Covenant for Ministry (CLM101)
Certified Lay Ministry
9/8/14 – 9/19/14
Joshua Reichard
$40
Online
CLM Module 3: Organization for Ministry (CLM103)
Certified Lay Ministry
9/8/14 – 9/19/14
Joshua Reichard
$40
Online
Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts (IFD165)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
9/22/14 – 10/5/14
Beth Perry
$60
Online
CLM Module 2: The Practice of Ministry (CLM102)
Certified Lay Ministry
9/22/14 – 10/10/14
Joshua Reichard
$40
Online
CLM Module 4: Connection for Ministry (CLM104)
Certified Lay Ministry
9/22/14 – 10/3/14
Joshua Reichard
$40
OCTOBER
NOVEMBER
Online
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (IFD298)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
11/3/14 – 11/18/14
Beth Galbreath
$60
Online
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (IFD280)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
11/3/14 – 11/18/14
Beth Galbreath
$60