Dates: California: Saturdays, October 29 & November 5, 2022 (10:30
- Saturdays, October 29 & November 5, 2022 (10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT)
- Saturdays, November 12-26, 2022 (9:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST) after Daylight Savings time change
- Hawaii: Saturdays, October 29 – November 26, 2022 (10:30 AM – 8:30 PM PDT | 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM HST)
- Guam & Saipan: Sundays, October 30 – November 27, 2021 (3:30 AM – 5:30 AM ChST)
Cost: free but you must provide your own book (see below)
Registration Deadline: October 28, 2022 (limited to 25 participants)
Classes are open to participants from all districts. 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.
- Order this book: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book by Sandy Jackson with Brian Jackson (Amazon, Cokesbury – English, Cokesbury – Spanish, Upper Room)
- 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.
- About Certified Lay Servant (CLS) status: After you take the Basic Lay Servant Class, you have 3 years to take an advanced class to 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: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts, Leading Prayer, Planning Worship, Leading Worship, United Methodist Heritage, United Methodist Polity and Preaching. For more information about Lay Servant Ministries, click here.
Zoom information will be sent to you by the instructor at a later time.
- 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 email@example.com.