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[FULL] Advanced Class: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts 2021 (Lay Servant Ministries)

august, 2021

31aug(aug 31)5:00 PM28sep(sep 28)7:00 PM[FULL] Advanced Class: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts 2021 (Lay Servant Ministries)(august 31) 5:00 PM - (september 28) 7:00 PM HST

Event Details


  • California & Hawaii: Tuesdays, August 31 – September 28, 2021 (8 PM – 10 PM PDT | 5 PM – 7 PM HST)
  • Guam & Saipan: Wednesdays, September 1 – September 29, 2021 (1 PM – 3 PM ChST)

Location: Zoom


Cost: Free but you must acquire your own book (see below)

RSVP Deadline: Sunday, August 29, 2021


This class is open to participants from all Cal-Pac districts (limited to first 30 participants).



  • Advanced Course – Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts is divided into 5 sessions. The Instructor is Winnie Ching, Hawaii District Lay Servant Ministries Director.
  • Attendance is required at all sessions for credit. All those seeking certification as a Certified Lay Servant are invited to attend.
    • The BASIC class and one Advanced Class is required to successfully apply for Certified Lay Servant status.
    • For those seeking Certified Lay Speaker status, this class is one of the seven required Advanced classes that follow the BASIC class: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts, United Methodist Heritage or History, United Methodist Polity, Leading Prayer, Planning Worship, Leading Worship, Preaching..
  • The required book is For the Common Good, Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts by Christine Harman (Amazon, Cokesbury or Upper Room).

Course Outline:

  • Session I: Discover the biblical foundations for spiritual gifts and the many examples of God as Giver
  • Session II: Discover our own spiritual gifts and God’s call in our lives
  • Session III: Expanding our self-discovery and other elements of our lives
  • Session IV: Become familiar with a variety of gift-based church models
  • Session V: Turning Gifts into Ministries with a plan

Zoom information will be provided by the instructor directly to participants and is not included in the confirmation.

  • Technical requirements: To participate in Zoom meetings, participants must have a reliable Internet connection, and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone device that can download and install the Zoom app. A web or phone camera and a microphone are highly recommended, although some users may call in via phone if a mic is not available.


For questions, contact Winnie Ching at