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Sat, Apr 06

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Maquoketa

Lay Servant Training

The Foundery Circuit is offering the basic lay servant class at the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa on Saturday, April 6 from 9 am to 4 pm. Lunch will be provided. The class is open to all in the conference who wish to explore God's calling on their life.

Lay Servant Training
Lay Servant Training

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Maquoketa, 1019 Wesley St, Maquoketa, IA 52060, USA

About The Event

The Basic Course is the foundational course for other leadership training courses.  It is designed to equip new leaders and renew current leaders. The course covers the following topics:  servant and spiritual leadership, caring ministries, basic communication skills, and sharing your faith.  It offers guidelines for best practices as a church leader in mission and ministry.  In the course, you are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts. The course is designed to help you be a church leader even if public speaking is not your gift.

Book to order:   Lay Speaking Ministries, Basic Course, Participant’s Book by Sandy Zeigler Jackson with Brian Jackson.  ∙ ISBN 978-0-88177-626-3 .  It is available from Upper Room Bookstore and Cokesbury.  There is an e-reader version available.

Assignments to prepare ahead of the class:

· Read sessions one through five and the biblical reflections.  Take notes and list questions you have.

· Find a copy of the current The Book of Discipline.  Read the section entitled “Our Doctrinal Heritage”

· Complete the online Spiritual Gifts Inventory.  It can be accessed at:  https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/spiritual-gifts-inventory/en

· Come prepared to share your faith story.  The sharing should be 3-5 min. in length.

Bring your Bible, a journal, The Book of Discipline, and your copy of the Basic Course.

If you wish to participate in the class, please register via e-mail to Colleen at tpet@mchsi.com or by mail to Colleen Petaros, 17958 Hwy 64, Maquoketa, IA 52060.

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