Lay Servant Training-Fall 2021
Saturday, October 9, 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday, October 10, 2:00pm-5:00pm
First UMC, 124 Bethel Street, Clover
Attendance of all sessions is required for course credit.
Please be aware of the dates for the Zoom courses indicated below.
Registration Fee: $20 (Course Books will need to be ordered by participants. Please see details below.)
Registration deadline is September 30.
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.umcsc.org/rockhillonlineregistration/
Contact: Lynne Tyner, Lay Servant Ministries Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-517-6596
Basic Course- 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.
Leading Worship: Ken Spaulding
This course focuses on the ministry of the lay servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship.
Leading Prayer: Rev. Alex Stevenson
Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This will help folks grow in confidence and skill as well as enrich their personal prayer life.
God’s Mission our Journey: Tony Jackson
This course will provide participants with a better understanding of a holistic approach to participation in God’s mission to the world and equip lay servants for more effective missional engagement in their communities and beyond.
Ministry with Dementia: Rev. Steve Holler
This course helps laity deepen their understanding of how those with dementia maintain their identity and worth as beloved children of God. Confronting the deep personal and theological questions created by loving people with dementia, Bishop Carder equips laity with practical ways to nurture and incorporate persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia into the church’s life and ministry
Devotional Life the Wesleyan Way: Jerry Newlon
Structured around Wesley’s “means of grace,” this study covers, among other topics, prayer, Scripture, the Lord’s Supper, and fasting – major features in John Wesley’s devotional life. Participants will learn how they can apply Wesley’s ministry to their own life.
Dancing with Words: Shannon Higgins
Participants in the course will learn what constitutes a good story, discover storytelling styles, learn the techniques of effective storytelling, and practice creating stories from their experiences.
Course Books (Need to be ordered by participant)
Course – Basic Course- Lay Servant Ministries
Participant: Lay Servant Ministries, Participant’s Book (Basic Course) by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson Participant’s Book – Paperback – March 13, 2013 (also available on Kindle)
Course – Leading Worship
Participant: Worshiping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman (revised edition) – Paperback – March 1, 2007
ISBN-10 : 0687335264
ISBN-13 : 9780687335268
Course – Leading Prayer
Participant: Let the Whole Church Say Amen! by Laurence Hull Stookey – Paperback – June 1, 2001
ISBN-10 : 9780687090778
ISBN-13 : 978-0687090778
Course – God’s Mission Our Journey
Participant: A Mission Journey – Paperback – December 1, 2017
Course – Ministry with Dementia
Participant: Ministry with the Forgotten by Kenneth L. Carder – Paperback – September 17, 2019
Course – Devotional Life the Wesleyan Way
Participant: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition by Steve Harper (workbook)– Paperback – June 1, 1998
Course – Dancing with Words
Participant: Dancing with Words by Ray Buckley– Paperback – January 1, 2004