Summer Lay Servant Ministry Workshop

May 14, 2014

July 18-19, Harlan United Methodist Church, Offered by Southwest District 


We are excited to announce a summertime weekend of sharing & learning!   Our district is offering an opportunity to join with other laity in various workshops on JULY 18-19, 2014 at the Harlan United Methodist Church.  We will be offering the following workshops:

            • Basic Lay Servant Ministry

            • Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

            • Congregational Care

            • Prayer

Workshops will be held on Friday evening from 6:00-9:00 PM & Saturday from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.  Please read the information below regarding each workshop. Registration for each workshop is $10.00 and checks are payable to the Iowa Annual Conference.   Indicate the workshop you would like to participate in and submit your registration form  to Scott & Karen Benton, 2317 Cherry Avenue, Guthrie Center, IA  50115. Registrations will be open until Wednesday, July  16.

Harlan UMC, 1201 9th Street, Harlan, Iowa  51537

BASIC – “Lay Servant Ministries” by Sandy Zeigler Jackson & Brian Jackson Cokesbury ISBN:  9780881776263 - $7.48 Upper Room  #DR626 - $11.00

              Led by Scott & Karen Benton & David Decker

 ADVANCED – Prayer “Let the Whole Church Say Amen!” by Laurence Hull Stookey Cokesbury ISBN:  9780687090778 - $14.48 This text is NOT available from The Upper Room

              Led by Pastor Dennis Bailey, Carroll UMC

 ADVANCED – Discover Your Spiritual Gifts – Participant Text entitled “Each One a Minister” by William J. Carter  Cokesbury ISBN:  9780881773750 - $9.52 Upper Room #DR375 - $14.00

               Led by Pastor Melissa Drake, Field Outreach Minister

 ADVANCED – Congregational Care:  “Lay Pastoral Care Giving” by Tim Farabaugh Cokesbury ISBN:  9780881775549 - $12.24 Upper Room  #DR554 - $18.00

               Led by Pastor Andy Rubenking, Clarinda UMC

REMINDER:  Read Materials PRIOR to attending the first class.

Overnight accommodations are available at the following motel:

Settle Inn                            
5015 Ridgeway Drive,
Harlan, Iowa  51537 

There is 5 Single Standard Rooms available at a rate of $84.86 (this includes all taxes). There is 11 Executive Rooms with a  king bed & sleeper sofa at a rate of $107.26 (this includes all taxes).

To receive the discounted price, please indicate you are participating in the Lay Servant Ministry workshops sponsored by the United Methodist Church, Southwest District.  All rooms are listed under Karen Benton.  Rooms will be held until JUNE 18TH!!  Rooms not reserved before then will be released.  If you are planning to stay the night, please try to reserve your room as soon as possible.