Wichitas District Lay Servant Training
Friday, September 14, 2018 to Saturday, September 15, 2018
District Lay Servant Training
Fall 2018 District Lay Servant Training will be held at Anadarko First UMC.
Date: September 14th and 15th
Time: Friday; 5:30pm - 9pm Saturday; 7:30am - 4pm
Location: Anadarko First UMC
202 W Oklahoma Ave.
Anadarko, OK 73005
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In April nearly fifty Lay Servants of the Wichitas District gathered at First UMC, Cordell, Oklahoma, to take either the Basic course or an Advanced course to move their service in the church forward. The ten hours of training (Friday night and Saturday) provided opportunities for skills building, fellowship, sharing, and motivation.
Each spring and fall there are opportunities for individuals to gain additional training through the Advanced Course and to take the Basic Course, the foundational class of the program. These are offered at different locations across the District. Individuals do not have to be seeking certification to take any of the courses, however, they are encouraged to do so. They provide continuing education opportunities for pastors and other leaders as well.
Lay Servant Ministries of The United Methodist Church is designed to educate and train those persons interested in stretching their faith to participate more fully in all ministries of the church. As a Certified Lay Servant (CLS) they provide leadership in many forms: from supporting and adding leadership to local church programs, heading up meetings, to working in outreach and assisting in worship. The CLS may lead to individuals adding specific courses to become a Certified Lay Speaker (CLS). These individuals may be called upon to supply the pulpit in their church and beyond as needed. Their chief role is to compliment and support local pastors.
To learn more about being a Certified Lay Servant visit https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/leadership-resources/lay-servant-ministries or download the 2018 Lay Servant Ministries Catalog with lots of information at https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/lay-servant-ministries-catalog. Then contact your local pastor to get started in the process.