GR Lay Servant Ministry Class: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course
This event recurs Weekly on Monday from Monday, August 9, 2021 to Monday, August 23, 2021

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Title of Event
GR Lay Servant Ministry Class:  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, Online

Title of Class
Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, Online

Summary of class
God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. …Lay Servant Ministries is the first step for many laypersons toward their faith journey as they strive for a closer relationship with the Lord," the authors write in the introduction.
The Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course is a foundational course 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, and Communicating

  •    and much more.

The Basic Course can be used for both adults and youth.
Description and details
This class will be offered virtually via Zoom in 3 sessions over three weeks.  Please ensure you can attend each of the three sessions: Monday August 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm; Monday August 16  from 6:00 – 9:00 pm; and Monday August 23 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm   Along with reading your book prior to the class, please be prepared for coursework to be assigned.  
All students must purchase the course text  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant's Book by Brian Jackson, Sandy Jackson, Upper Room Books, 2013, 9780881776263
Available at:
Upper Room Bookstore (in paperback, ebook or kindle)
There are no prerequisites required to take this course. It will count as the Basic Course for Certified Lay Speaker track of study upon completion. Attendance at each session is required to receive your completion certificate.

The class will be limited to 20 participants, and the registration deadline is August 7th.  There is no registration fee.
Upon registration you will receive emails containing further details about participating in the class and the Zoom link. 

Start/End Date and Times
Monday August  9 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday August 16 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Monday August 23 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Gateway Regional
Event Location
Online - Zoom
Main Contact Information
Robin Byron