Northwest District Lay Servant/Speaker Training
Saturday, October 5, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sioux City, First United Methodist Church
Cost: $20/person (includes lunch) You must pay online when you register!! There will be no money accepted the day of the event!
Basic Course (Required) Explore using your personal spiritual gifts as God intended in servant leadership. Text: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson ISBN 978‐0‐88177‐626‐3
Lay Pastoral Care Giving (Advanced Course) Learn about reaching out with God’s love and care to others, especially with visitation. Text: Lay Pastoral Care Giving by Tim Farabaugh. ISBN 978-0-88177-554-9
Preaching (Advanced Course required for Lay Speaker track) A basic course for those who have not completed formal preaching training and others called upon to preach in a pastor's absence. Text: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie. ISBN 978-0-68706-660-5
Lay Servant classes focus on equipping and empowering laypersons who called to live out their own discipleship as servants in leadership through the ministries of leading, caring, and communicating. Lay Speakers pursue a specialized track to become equipped for pulpit supply.
¨ If this is your first Lay Servant Class, take the Basic Course.
¨ If you are pursuing Lay Speaker status and have completed the Basic Course, select a class in one of the required areas: Worship, Preaching, Prayer, Spiritual Gifts, United Methodist Heritage and United Methodist Polity.
¨ Please register on the District website & purchase you book as soon as you can.