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Sunday, June 16, 2024
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For more info contact 
Michele F. Sanchez Co-Director Lay Servant Ministries Committee
Cell: 516-306-4960
Email: michelefsanchez3949@gmail.com
 
 

Lay Servant Ministries

2024 Zoom classes
 
ORDER YOUR BOOK:
Lay Servant Ministries- Basic Course
Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson 
Amazon paperback
Cokesbury select either paperback 
or e-book
 Upper Room paperback
or e-book 
Ministerios de servicio laico – Curso básico
Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson
 Amazon 
select either paperback 
or e-book
 Upper Room paperback 
Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action (2nd edition)
Pat Watkins
 Amazon 
 United Women of Faith
 
Lay Servants As Christian Transformational Leaders
Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, John Briggs
 Amazon paperback
select either paperback 
or e-book
 Upper Room paperback 
Leading Worship
Taylor Burton-Edwards
 Amazon paperback
select either paperback 
or e-book
 Upper Room paperback 

Transforming Evangelism

Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

 Amazon paperback
Cokesbury paperback 
Upper Room paperback 
 
  (General Information for Lay  Servants)
 
 Lay Servant Ministry is a United Methodist system for lay leadership development. The courses are designed to help UMC members develop their skills in leadership, communication, and care-giving and to discover their Spiritual Gifts.
 
The Basic Course is the foundation of LSM and must be taken in order to earn Certificates. Please discuss these courses with your pastor. Our contact info is below if you have questions.
***The Application/Registration needs your Pastor’s approval.*** 
 
Zoom instruction (if requested) is provided during the first 1/4 hour of each course. Please share this good news with all United Methodist members and Lay Servants! We look forward to seeing you (via Zoom!)

 


Basic Classes

Sundays: 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 Time: 5 pm to 7 pm  Basic/English - Rev, Lydia Han

Book: Lay Servant Ministries- Basic Course Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson • DR626 • 978-0-88177-626-3 • $11.00


Saturdays: 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 Time: 10 am to 12 Noon  Basic/Spanish  - Rev. Reuben Rivera

Libro: Ministerios de servicio laico – Curso básico Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson Libro del participante • DR679 • 978-0-88177-679-9 • $12.00 

 


 Advanced Classes

Sundays: 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Transforming Evangelism, Ghanian & English - Rev. Prince Donkor

Learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism.

Book: Transforming Evangelism Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr. DR485 • 978-0-88177-485-6 • $14.00 (ePub and Kindlstore.upperroom.orge, $9.99)


Thursdays: 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21 Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders - Rev. Wayne Redman

Learn to be more empowered to lead your congregations toward vitality. 

Book: Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders (Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, John Briggs) • DR881 • 978-0-88177-881-6 • $18.00


Thursdays: 2/22, 2/29, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21 Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

Leading Worship - Elaine Short CLM 

Learn how to lead a group or congregation in worship.

Book: Leading Worship Taylor Burton-Edwards • DR685 • 978-0-88177-685-0 • $10.00


Fridays: 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 Time: 7 pm - 9 pm 

NEW! Climate Justice - Rev. Lydia Han & Bill Morse CLS

Learn to engage local churches in creation-care and environmental justice.

Book: Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action, by Pat Watkins • 978-1-952501-23-4 • $24.99 • 


Saturdays: 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 Time: 10 am to 12 Noon 

Transforming Evangelism, English - Rev. Marjorie Nunes & Rev. Ken Bohler

Learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism. 

Book: Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr. DR485 • 978-0-88177-485-6 • $14.00 

 


 How to REGISTER:

1. Talk to your pastor to decide which class might be right for you.

2. Register for the Basic Class

     

      Register for an Advanced Class

3. Make a donation of $20 to your local church.
4. Order your participant book no later than January 30, 2024 from Discipleship Ministries, Amazon, Cokesbury, etc.
Peace to All, 
Michele F. Sanchez, LSMC Co-Director (516) 306-4960 Email: michelefsanchez3949@gmail.com Pastor Wayne Redman, LSMC Co-Director
 
And online classes are always available. 
A certificate is provided on completion of an online class.
 


 
 
The BASIC Course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. 
Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship.  Ministry isn’t just a Clergy endeavor; all Christians are called to serve. Laity serve on the front line of evangelical living.  The Course can help Laity explore and discover their unique call in serving God, neighbor and the greater church.
Justice in Everyday Life takes an in-depth look at the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church — the church's attempt to speak on contemporary issues with which it is confronted today. The book covers topics such as the following: Natural World, Social Community, Economic Community, Political Community, Biblical Foundations of the Social Principles, and Teaching the Social Principles. It is not only for Lay Servants but is for anyone interested in studying the Social Principles in greater detail.   
 
 
 
 
 
Classes that were offered in 2023 (for your reference) 

BASIC/English Course – Pastor Akio Iyoda

BASIC/Ghanaian – Pastor Prince Donkor

Accountable Discipleship - Elaine Short, CLM

Called To Preach - Pastor Jane Kim

Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders - Pastor Wayne Redman

Soul Reset - Rosemarie Walker, CLS

United Methodist Polity - Pastor Ken Bohler

Classes that were offered in 2022 (for your reference)

BASIC/ English - Rosemary Walker, CLM or Pastor Akio Iyoda
For the Common Good: Discovering and using your Spiritual Gifts - Pastor Ken Bohler & Elaine Short, CLM
Transforming  Evangelism in French Creole - Pastor Onick Bouquet
Justice in Everyday Life/ Social Principles of the UMC - Pastor Jane Kim
Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders - Pastor Wayne Redman

Classes that were offered in 2021 (for your reference)

BASIC - Pastor Akio Iyoda. 

Called to Preach - Pastor Ken Bohler

Lay Pastoral Care Giving - Pastor Lillian Hertel   

Spiritual Gifts - Lori Janson, CLM

Justice in Everyday Life/Social Principles of The UMC - Pastor Jane Kim  

Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition - Pastor Claire Wu  

Leading Prayer - Pastor Wayne Redman   

 

 
 
 

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