Conference Lay Servant Ministries Class Schedule

 

God is calling you to serve. 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 fulfill 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
OCTOBER
South
Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course
Oct. 25, 2014, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(bring a lunch)
Bartlett UMC
Bartlett, TX
Sandra Oliver
John Roark
 
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
Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course
Nov. 15, 2014, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(lunch provided)
Acton UMC
Granbury, TX
Dan Loomis
$17
DECEMBER
North
Leading Small Groups
(Advanced)
Dec. 13, 2014, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(lunch provided)
Couts Memorial UMC
Weatherford, TX
Virginia Mayfield
$20
JANUARY
South
Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course
Jan. 17, 2015, 8 am – 6 pm
Genesis Fellowship UMC
Killeen, TX
Sholanda Stone
 
 
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
OCTOBER
Online
Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts (IFD165)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
10/20/14 – 11/2/14
Beth Perry
$60
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
Online
Leading Public Prayer
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
11/3/14 – 11/14/14
John Zimmerman
$60
DECEMBER
JANUARY
Online
Biblical Storytelling II
 (IFD292)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
1/12/15 – 2/2/15
Beth Galbreath
$75
Online
Biblical Storytelling I
 (IFD291)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
1/26/15 – 2/9/15
Beth Galbreath
$60
FEBRUARY
Online
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (IFD298)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
2/9/15 – 2/28/15
Beth Galbreath
$65
MARCH
Online
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (IFD280)
Lay Servant Ministries (Advanced)
3/2/15 – 3/21/15
Beth Galbreath
$65