Imagine what your church could do and be with an involved group of lay servants as leaders, teachers, doers, and supporters …
Lay servants use their gifts at the level where ministry happens: in the local church. Lay servant ministry builds leaders, and especially leaders who are growing spiritually as disciples. Lay servant training and experience often prepares a person to be involved in worship leadership and support. Since this is our most critical time each week to connect with each other and the community, it means that the laity, not just the pastor, are part of our passionate worship and hospitality. Lay servant ministry gives you a chance to serve in the model of Jesus.
Remember, lay servant ministry is just one path to draw laity into the life of the church.
Lay servant ministry is so much more than lay speaking! Lay servants in Mid-Ohio are communion stewards, Sunday School teachers, involved in United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men, leaders in the church, youth leaders, participants in Emmaus, part of district leadership and committees, liturgists and occasional preachers.
Beyond the local church lay servants are also critical in community outreach, mission trips, and service.
If you are already serving and leading in your local church and would like to be encouraged and find new meaning and depth in what you do.
If you have a desire to follow Jesus and reach out to others.
If you have a desire to share your faith with others, and see your church grow.
“A day of personal spiritual growth—a chance to catch the fire!”
“It helps you to be trained and gain confidence to do things you didn’t think you could do before.”
“It is a day of renewal and rebirth.”
“You get a new understanding of ministry, and new avenues you may want to pursue.”
“You meet people from other churches and strengthen relationships across the district.”
“You train with people who become your prayer partners in ministry.”
February 17, 8:30a - 7:30p
@ Mt. Gilead Trinity UMC
(75 East High St. 43338)
Adult and Youth Basic/Advanced Lay Servant Training will be one day, as in past years. A whole day (10 hours) is required to be qualified as completing the training. There will be training sessions, break times, lunch at noon and dinner at 5p.
Cost of the day is $30 which includes books, lunch and dinner. Please register early so that you will have time to read your book and be prepared. Books will be sent to you as soon as your registration/payment is received. The Advanced course offered this year is “Polity, Practice and the Mission of the UMC”.
Questions can be directed to Sharon Sours at 419-368-3338 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register online: Here
Register by mail: Complete the bottom portion of the flyer and mail it along with $30 to:
Mid-Ohio District Office
410 Park Ave. W, Suite 2
Mansfield, OH. 44906
Submit your payment through PayPal
When submitting you payment by PayPal, you must still register online or by mailing the form at the bottom of the flyer.
Mid-Ohio District Office:
Rev. Néstor Nazario
410 Park Ave W., Suite 2
Mansfield, OH 44906
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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