Lay Servant training in person in Wichitas District
On Sept. 17 and 18, the Wichitas District Lay Servant Ministries will be offering both the basic and advanced courses, in-person, at Marlow-First. The training cost is $35 and includes both the class sessions and course materials.
The BASIC Lay Servant Course is a foundational course to equip lay leaders in mission and ministry in the local church, the community and beyond and covers the topics of leading, caring, communicating, and going. Certified Lay Servants are equipped to help lead worship, teach, provide leadership on committees, and assist with pastoral caregiving. The training is open to anyone interested in the development of faith and service.
The Advanced Course, Lay Pastoral Caregiving, will be led by Rev. Les Bussell, pastor at the Snyder and Indiahoma United Methodist Churches. The course is designed to equip lay servants to reach out with God’s love to care for people within the community of faith and the extended community who are experiencing life-changing events. Some people seem to have natural gifts, but most of us can learn how to show caring and improve our caring skills. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of lay pastoral care, with lots of time for discussion and demonstration of appropriate interactions and responses in various caregiving situations, and opportunities to develop sensitivity and confidentiality.
Learn more and register online at https://okumc-reg.brtapp.com/WichitasDistrictLayServantTrainingFall2021