Gateway Regional Spring Lay Servant Classes
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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St. Stephen UMC
101 St. Stephen Ln.
Troy, MO 63379

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636-891-8004 ext. 21


Becky Hoener

Bring a $15.00 Registration fee and optional lunch money on the day of the course.

Email Registration to Robin Byron at by April 9th Include:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Church
  • District
  • Which Course you’re attending
Mail-in registration: please send information as above to arrive by April 2nd to: Robin Byron, 9550 State Route DD, Bloomsdale, MO 63627.

For your book, call Cokesbury at 800-672-1789.

Basic Course Offering “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course” This course is has broad application for ALL United Methodists especially those seeking to discover their ministry. The class guides you to discover your gifts and put them to use. This course is designed to equip new church leaders and renew current leaders in The United Methodist Church. It explores personal spiritual gifts, servant leadership, each leader’s role in developing future leaders, the importance of consistent spiritual practices, the core ministries of Leading, Caring, Communicating, and much more.

Lay Servant Ministries fosters teams of well-equipped lay persons with a variety of gifts working with and under the leadership of pastors and staff to create vital congregations. Required Text: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book by Jackson and Jackson ISBN#9780881776263 at or; Kindle Edition #B00CHTELMA at

Advanced Course Offering "Preaching - From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon" Moving beyond the basics of public speaking and the foundations necessary for preparing an engaging sermon, this course also includes types of sermons – from exegetical to topical to children’s sermons - as well as how to find a story, use the hymnal, and how to move from communication on paper to beyond the paper. Required Text: From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon by Tony Franks and David Carroll (participant’s guide) At Cokesbury: From Your Heart to Theirs At Amazon: From Your Heart to Theirs

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