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LSM Advanced Class: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts 2023 (Leadership)

february, 2023

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Event Details


  • California & Hawaii: Saturdays, February 25 – March 11, 2023 (10 AM – 1:30 PM PST | 8 AM – 11:30 AM HST)
  • Guam & Saipan: Sundays, February 26 – March 12, 2023 (4 AM – 7:30 AM ChST)

Location: Zoom


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

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2023


This class is open to participants from all Cal-Pac districts (limited to 30 participants), in an online format. This class is sponsored by Hawaii District Lay Servant Ministries.



  • God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ.  This course will give you a variety of opportunities to serve in your local and the greater church community.  This is the first class towards being a Certified Lay Servant, Lay Speaker or Lay Minister. The five sessions include; Ministry of the Baptized, Leading, Caring, Communicating and Into the World. You will also learn about the history of Lay Servant Ministries and develop a personal testimony.
  • 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.
    • If you have taken the Basic Lay Servant Class within the last three years, taking this advanced class will qualify you as a Certified Lay Servant.
      • If you want to continue on to being a Certified Lay SPEAKER, you will need to take the following advanced classes: Preaching, Leading or Planning Worship, Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts, Leading Prayer, United Methodist Heritage or History and United Methodist Polity. To learn more about Lay Servant Ministries, click here.
  • Provide your own book: All participants will need a copy of For the Common Good, Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts by Christine Harman (AmazonCokesburyUpper Room).

Zoom information will be sent to you later by the instructor.

  • 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, Hawaii District Lay Servant Ministries Director, at