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Lay Servant Training- Fall 2022

Saturday, October 15, 9:00am-4:30pm

Sunday, October 16, 1:30pm-5:30pm

Woodland UMC, 801 Cherry Road, Rock Hill

Attendance of all sessions is required for course credit.
Please be aware of the different dates for the Called to Preach course, will be October 15 & 22.

Registration Fee: $20 (Course Books will need to be ordered by participants. Please see details below.)

Registration deadline is October 1.



Contact: Lynne Tyner, Lay Servant Ministries Director,, 803-517-6596

Jerry Newlon, Associate Director,, 803-370-0965

Classes Offered

Basic Course- Lay Servant Ministries: Glenda Spann-Hinnant

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.

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts: Monica Tilley

Understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them in mission and ministry.

Heritage: Ted and Athena Cathcart

This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st century church.

Called to Preach: Rev. Charles Farnum **Note dates will be October 15 & 22

For those who are called upon to preach in the pastor’s absence and is required if in the lay speaker track of study.

Soul Reset: Kristen Gommer

Helping leaders nurture their souls during seasons of anxiety, chaos, and distress. Helping all to discover and lead into the spiritual power of self care through the means of grace.

Lay Pastoral Care: Rev. Michael Walker

Offers insights into the lifespan and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care for others.

Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century: Geneva Rufus

Building a ministry for older adults.

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)

ISBN-10: 0881776262
ISBN-13: 978-0881776263

Course – Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

Participant: Serving from the Heart: Revised Participant Workbook by Carol Cartmill and Yvonne Gentile – Paperback – May 1, 2011

ISBN-10 : 1426735995
ISBN-13 : 978-1426735998

Course – Heritage

Participant: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder – Paperback – October 1, 2009

ISBN-10 : 0881775711
ISBN-13 : 978-0881775716

Course – Called to Preach

Participant:  From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton Guthrie – Paperback – December 1, 2005

ISBN-10: 0687066603
ISBN-13: 978-0687066605

Course – Soul Reset

Participant:  Soul Reset by Junius B. Dotson– Paperback – September 1, 2019

ISBN-10: 0835818969
ISBN-13: 978-0835818964

Course – Lay Pastoral Care

Participant:  Lay Pastoral Care Giving by Tim M. Farabaugh – Paperback – February 1, 2009

ISBN-10: 0881775541
ISBN-13: 978-0881775549

Course – Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century

ParticipantAn Age of Opportunity: Intentional Ministry by, with, and for Older Adults by Richard Gentzler – Paperback – May 1, 2018

ISBN-10: 0881779032
ISBN-13: 978-0881779035

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