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Lay Servant Training January 23 & 24

Saturday, January 23, 9:00am-4:00pm &

Sunday, January 24, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Woodland UMC (801 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730)

Registration Fee: $15 (Course Books will need to be ordered by participants. Please see details below.)

Registration deadline has been extended to January 8.



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

Classes Offered

Basic Course- Lay Servant Ministries: Scott McDonald

Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts and the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a small discipleship group.

Come to the Table: Jerry Newlon

This course is designed to understand Communion through art, music, film and video as well as traditional reading.

Dancing with Words: Shannon Higgins

This course will show how to develop missional communities and congregations based on the Wesleyan connection: holiness of heart leads to holiness of life; love participating in God’s mission in the world.

Discovering our Spiritual Gifts: Ann Alexander *Class will only be offered via Zoom

Understanding spiritual gifts and how to use them to fulfill mission and ministry.

Embracing Personal Prayer: Sharon Murphy

How to establish a daily practice for communicating with God.

Polity (Living Our Methodist Beliefs): Rev. Michael Leonhardt

This course will explore theology, witness, and organization that the UMC brings to the church universal, our history, and how all are needed in today’s world.

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 – Come to the Table

Participant:  This Holy Mystery: A Methodist Understanding of Holy Communion by Gayle Carlton Felton  – Paperback – April 1, 2005

ISBN-10 : 088177457X
ISBN-13 : 978-0881774573

Course – Dancing with Words

Participant:  Dancing with Words by Ray Buckley (participant’s book) – Paperback – January 1, 2004

ISBN-10 : 0881774073
ISBN-13 : 978-0881774078

Course – Discovering our Spiritual Gifts *Class will only be offered via Zoom

Participant:  Each One a Minister: Using God’s Gifts for Ministry by William J. Carter – Paperback – October 1, 2003

ISBN-10: 0881773751
ISBN-13: 978-0881773750

Course – Embracing Personal Prayer

Participant:  Lord, Teach Us to Pray: A Study of Personal Prayer by Margie Burger – Paperback – July 1, 2009

ISBN-10 : 0881775703
ISBN-13 : 978-0881775709

Course – Polity (Living Our Methodist Beliefs)

Participant:  The Method of Our Mission: United Methodist Polity & Organization by Laceye C. Warner – Paperback – July 15, 2014

ISBN-10: 142676717X
ISBN-13: 978-1426767173

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