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Lay Servant Virtual Training-Spring 2021

Saturday, April 17, 9:00am-11:00am

Monday, April 19, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, April 26, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, May 3, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, May 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Virtual Training through Zoom (must attend all 5 sessions to receive credit)

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

Registration deadline is April 12.



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.

Afire with God: Stacey Newlon

This course helps participants develop a holistic understanding of stewardship.

Campus Ministry: Empowering Congregations to Support Students: Rev. Charlie Farnum

This course helps lay servants understand and communicate the key role played by local churches in nourishing the spiritual lives of college students through campus ministries.

Heritage: Living Our United Methodist Beliefs: Ken Spaulding

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.

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 – Afire with God

Participant:  Afire with God by Betsy Schwarzentraub (participant’s book DR 520) – Paperback – November 1, 2007

ISBN-10 : 0881775207
ISBN-13 : 978-0881775204

Course – Campus Ministry

Participant: Campus Ministry: Empowering Congregations to Support Students at Colleges and Universities by Colleen Hallagan Preuninger (participant’s book DR935) – Paperback – May 1, 2020

ISBN-10 : 0881779350
ISBN-13 : 978-0881779356

Course – Heritage

Participant:  Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder (participant’s book DR571)– Paperback – October 1, 2009

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

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