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Lay Servant Training-Winter 2022

Saturday, January 15, 9:30am-4:30pm

Sunday, January 16, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Philadelphia UMC, 1691 Hwy 160, Fort Mill

Attendance of all sessions is required for course credit.
Please be aware of the different dates for the Zoom course indicated below.

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

Registration deadline is January 10.



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

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

Classes Offered

Basic Course- Lay Servant Ministries: Lyn Shore-Hollis

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.

Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders: Rev. Matthew Alexander

This course provides a better understanding of a holistic approach to participation in God’s mission to the world and equip lay servants for more effective missional engagement in their church and community.

Leading Worship: Athena Dickey and Ted Cathcart

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

Soul Reset: Rev. Nellie Cloninger

Based on the book by Junius B. Dotson, this course helps laity discover and lead others into the spiritual power of self-care through the means of grace.

Spiritual Gifts: Toni Taylor (ZOOM only- January 11, 12, 18, and 19, 6:00-8:30pm)

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

Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way: Rev. Dishawn Muldrow

Learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism. Not just sharing our faith with others but also welcoming people into a community where they can grow in their faith.


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 – Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders

Participant: Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders: Participant’s Book by Mark Brown – Paperback – September 1, 2017

ISBN-10 : 0881778818
ISBN-13 : 978-0881778816

Course – Leading Worship

Participant: Worshiping with United Methodists Revised Edition: A Guide for Pastors and Church Leaders by Hoyt L. Hickman – Paperback – March 1, 2007

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

Course – Soul Reset

Participant: Soul Reset: Relearning the Rhythms of Grace Through Daily Life with God by Junius B. Dotson– Paperback – September 1, 2019

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

Course – Spiritual Gifts

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 – Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way

Participant:  Transforming Evangelism: The Wesleyan Way of Sharing Faith by Henry Knight III and Douglas Powe– Paperback – October 1, 2006

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

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