Lay Servant Ministry Training

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UMC Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Course

The Basic Certified Lay Servant Ministries class will be offered August 17 and 18 at Evangelical UMC in Billings. This basic course will help you:

  • Recognize and employ your spiritual gifts to use them as God fully intended;
  • Consider the importance of exercising servant leadership;
  • Remain rooted in consistent spiritual practices; and, more.

Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Class:

  • Dates: Aug 17-18 (Fri: 5:30-9 pm, Sat: 8 am – 4 pm)
  • Instructor: Butch Bennett of Sheridan, WY
  • Location: Evangelical UMC • 345 Broadwater Ave, Billings, MT
  • Cost: $35 for registration and meals, $11 for book

The Basic Class for Lay Servant Ministry training will be held at Evangelical United Methodist Church on August 17th & 18th. Butch Bennett, Lay Ministry Coordinator for Yellowstone Conference, will be the class instructor.

The training will begin on Friday evening (5:30pm through 9:00pm) and complete on Saturday (8:00am through 4:00pm. Light meals and snacks plus beverages will be provided throughout the training. The class cost is $35 for registration and meals plus $11 for the book.

This Basic Class is the foundation for all of the other texts in the Learning & Leading series for Lay Servant Ministries. In this basic course you will be encouraged to recognize and employ personal spiritual gifts for the church in order to use them as God fully intended. Participants will discuss the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in discipleship. The class will offer guidelines for best practices as a church leader and outlines a number of ministry areas in which you, as a Lay Servant, may assume a role.

Lay Servants are called to proclaim the gospel in many different ways – in leadership, in supportive roles, and helping others grow in a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ.

The apostle Paul tells us “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing, and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)

God is calling each of us to be witnesses who proclaim the presence and power of God through all that we are and all that we do. Listen . . . is God calling you to a new way of service through Lay Servant Ministry?

For more information, or for registration materials, contact Jan in the Shiloh UMC office.