SW Lay Servant Ministries Courses: Spiritual Gifts and Discipleship
Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Central Standard Time

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Byers Ave UMC
1730 Byers Avenue
Joplin, MO 64804

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Mitchell Ross

There are two classes available:

Discovering Spiritual Gifts

All participants in the Body of Christ depend on the spiritual gifts God has given them. Explore your gifts of the Holy Spirit and learn how to align with God's purpose to become a more joyful and effective Lay Servant. Fine tune your ministry based on the specific gifts God has blessed you with. These gifts provide the foundation for whatever ministry we do. Learn more about spiritual gifts, your specific spiritual gifts and how to discern them.
Required reading: Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts by Charles V. Bryant and complete the online spiritual gifts survey at www.umcdiscipleship.org/spiritual-gifts-inventory/en. Bring the printed results to the class.

The class is led by Karensue Hensley, Southwest District Lay Leader, Certified Lay Servant. This course counts as an advanced class and as one of the core classes for the certified lay speakers. Open to Everyone.

Discipleship and Discipling

What is a disciple and why is discipleship important to your church life? How does your church make disciples? This class will challenge your thinking about growing disciples and your personal discipleship path. Practical exercises and select videos will expose students to the Wesleyan methods of discipleship. Topics include means of grace, faith sharing, accountability, class meetings and Jesus’ teachings on discipleship. Mitch Ross, Southwest District Lay Leader, will facilitate the class. The required reading is Accountable Discipleship, Living In God’s Household by Steven Manskar.

This course is an advanced class in the lay servant miniseries curriculum. Open to everyone.

REGISTRATION AND CLASS FEE ARE DUE BY April 1, 2022. CLASS FEE IS $10. Lunch and in-class materials will be provided. You must read and purchase your own book prior to class. We will follow CDC guidelines on social distancing.

For more information contact:
Karensue Hensley, 417-850-8945, karensuehensley.23@outlook.com
Mitch Ross, 417-808-0218, mitch.ross@windstream.net