Basic Lay Servant Class (Section #2)

posted on November 18

**We are offering a second opportunity for this class because the first class filled up quickly**



The Catawba Valley District will offer a 5-session Lay Servant Training course, Introduction to Lay Ministry (Basic Course), held via Zoom. 

Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant's Book


"God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. …Lay Servant Ministries is the first step for many laypersons toward their faith journey as they strive for a closer relationship with the Lord," the authors write in the introduction.

The Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course is a foundational course designed to equip new church leaders and renew current leaders in The United Methodist Church. It explores

  • personal spiritual gifts
  • servant leadership
  • each leader's role in developing future leaders
  • the importance of consistent spiritual practices
  • the core ministries of Leading, Caring, and Communicating
  • and much more.

The Basic Course can be used for both adults and youth. Consisting of five two-hour sessions, it may serve as a short-term study for small groups, Sunday school classes, and new member classes.


Instructor: Dr. Steve Pickard

The sessions will be held on five (5) evenings from 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM:

  • Tuesday Nov. 30
  • Wednesday Dec. 1
  • Tuesday Dec. 7
  • Wednesday Dec. 8
  • Tuesday Dec. 14


Attendance is required at all five (5) sessions to qualify for a course certificate. No exceptions will be made.


This course will be offered at no cost. However, you must order the book to have on hand before the class begins.

The book, Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participants Book by Brian Jackson and Sandi Jackson, is available at this link or at other online booksellers.


 Register Here

Deadline for Registration is November 22, 2021.  The Zoom link will be emailed to each participant at a later date.