Lay Servant Training-Spring 2022
Saturday, April 30, 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday, May 1, 2:00pm-5:00pm
St. John’s UMC, 321 S Oakland Ave, Rock Hill
Attendance of all sessions is required for course credit.
Please be aware of the different dates for the Zoom course, will be TBD.
Registration Fee: $20 (Course Books will need to be ordered by participants. Please see details below.)
Registration deadline is April 16.
REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.umcsc.org/rockhillonlineregistration/
Contact: Lynne Tyner, Lay Servant Ministries Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803-517-6596
Jerry Newlon, Associate Director, email@example.com, 803-370-0965
Basic Course- Lay Servant Ministries: Ken Spaulding
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.
Heritage: Jerry Newlon
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.
Polity: Rev. Nellie Cloninger and Rev. Steve Holler
This course will explore the gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The UMC brings to the church universal, our history, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st-century church.
Leading Prayer: Athena Dickey and Ted Cathcart
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.
Conflict Resolution: Sandy Ransom
Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servant can be quipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation.
For The Common Good: Sandy Sindell
The Common Good reminds us that the Holy Spirit gives us one or more gifts. This study helps us discover or maybe remind us of those gifts and how to use them to serve others in the church, community or world. The Emphasis is building a ministry team or assigning people to committees based on their gifts. It is a step up from the older Spiritual Gifts class.
Opening Ourselves to Grace: Shannon Higgins (ZOOM only- dates TBD)
Opening Ourselves to Grace explores the basic practices of Christian faith and life from a Wesleyan perspective.
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 – Heritage
Participant: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carter – Paperback – October 1, 2009
ISBN-10 : 0881775711
ISBN-13 : 978-0881775716
Course – Polity
Participant: Polity, Practice, and the Mission of The United Methodist Church by Thomas E. Frank – Paperback – April 1, 2006
ISBN-10 : 0687335310
ISBN-13 : 978-0687335312
Course – Leading Prayer
Participant: Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession by Samuel Wells– Paperback – June 16, 2014
Course – Conflict Resolution
Participant: The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation: Creating a Culture of Justpeace by Thomas W. Porter– Paperback – June 30, 2010
Course – For The Common Good
Participant: For the Common Good: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts by Christine Harman– Paperback – June 30, 2021
Course – Opening Ourselves to Grace
Participant: Opening Ourselves to Grace