Metro District Lay Servant Training
Lay Servant Training will be offered on three weekends throughout the Metro District this year. Basic and Advanced courses will be offered at all locations. The Basic Course in Spanish will be offered at the Central UMC (Charlotte) location only.
Registration AND Payments MUST be submitted online.
You must have your pastor’s approval to participate! Please be sure you have this prior to registering. Once your registration has been submitted, an email will be sent to your pastor confirming approval.
COST: $30 (Includes light lunch on Saturday)
DATES & TIMES:
ALL Saturday classes 8:30am - 4:00pm
ALL Sunday classes 2:00pm - 6:45pm
April 7 & 8 – North Davidson UMC (1025 E. 36th Street, Charlotte, NC)
April 14 & 15 – Pineville UMC (110 S. Polk Street, Pineville, NC)
April 28 & 29 – Central UMC (6030 Albemarle Road, Charlotte, NC)
AVAILABLE COURSES: (You may choose one. Class size is limited to 18 participants.)
BASIC – Lay Speaking Ministries. The required beginning course for local lay servant certification. Course topics: Leading, caring, communication, serving. This course offers guidelines for best practices as a church leader and outlines a number of ministries in which lay servants may assume roles.
BASIC – SPANISH (For Spanish Speaking Participants) OFFERED ONLY ON APRIL 28 & 29
ADVANCED – TRANSFORMING EVANGELISM - This course leads participants to learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism. They will discover that evangelism involves not only sharing our faith with others but also welcoming people into a community where they can grow in faith.
ADVANCED – TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY - This course teaches the Wesleyan way to form missional communities and congregations. It is based on the conviction that just as holiness of heart leads to holiness of life, it is communities of holy love that participate in God’s mission in the world.