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Lay Servant Training- Spring 2023

Saturday, April 29, 8:30am-4:30pm

Sunday, April 30, 1:30pm-6:00pm

 

PLEASE NOTE: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

  • Cornerstone UMC- 2697 Heckle Blvd, Rock Hill
  • Trinity UMC- 22 E Liberty St, York
  • St. John’s UMC- 130 Tom Hall St, Fort Mill

 

Attendance of all sessions is required for course credit.

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

Registration deadline is April 15, 2023.

 

REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.umcsc.org/rockhillonlineregistration/

Contact: Lynne Tyner, Lay Servant Ministries Director, kassgrandma16@gmail.com, 803-517-6596

Jerry Newlon, Associate Director, jnewlonjr@gmail.com, 803-370-0965

 

Classes Offered (Please note: These classes are location specific)

Cornerstone UMC, Rock Hill 

Basic Course- Lay Servant Ministries: Kristin Gommer

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 Prayer: Rev. Nellie Cloninger

Prayer is something we learn. It is something that can be taught. This may challenge some of your assumptions, test some of your preconceived ideas, stretch your thinking and enrich your prayer life. It is an opportunity to grow in the discipline.

Spiritual Gifts: Monica Tilley

Understanding spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry.

Trinity UMC, York

Basic Course- Lay Servant Ministries: Al Quarles

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: Ted and Athena Cathcart

This will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and the organization that the Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today and how our distinctive emphasis is still needed today.

Polity: Rev. Steve Holler

This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of the Methodist Church.

Leading Worship: Ken Spaulding and Joan Powell

This course focuses on the ministry of the lay servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship.

St. John’s UMC, Fort Mill

Soul Reset: Tony Jackson

How can leaders nurture their own souls during seasons of chaos, anxiety and distress? Help to discover and lead others into the spiritual power of self-care through the means of grace.

Transforming Evangelism: Jerry Newlon

Participants will learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism. They will discover that evangelism involves not only sharing our faith with others but also welcoming people into a community where they can grow in faith.

 

Course Books (In alphabetical order, 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 – 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 – Leading Prayer

Participant: Let All the People Say Amen by Laurence Hull Stookey – Paperback

ISBN-13 : 978-0-687-09077-8

Course – Leading Worship

Participant Worshiping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman– Paperback – March 1, 2007

ISBN-10: 0687335264
ISBN-13: 978-0687335268

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 – Soul Reset

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

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

Course – Spiritual Gifts

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

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

Course – Transforming Evangelism

ParticipantTransforming Evangelism: The Weslyan Way of Sharing Faith by Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe Jr. – Paperback – October 1, 2006

ISBN-10: 0881774855
ISBN-13: 978-0881774856

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