There are several Lay Servant Ministry courses coming up throughout the state. All laity are invited to participate in Lay Servant Ministry classes, not just those seeking to become a Local Lay Servant or Certified Lay Servant.

On Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3, Faith UMC in Sheboygan Falls will host the Advanced class “Leading Worship.” This course is designed to help anyone who is involved in worship planning or just wants to know more about worshipping in the United Methodist tradition, to understand why some worship comes alive while other worship seems lacking. Learn more.

On Saturday, October 27 and Saturday, November 3, Bethany UMC in Green Bay is hosting three lay servant ministry classes at the same time: one basic and two advanced. Students from all three classes will join together for opening and closing worship and lunch both days. Paul Schumacher will lead the Basic Class for those who have never taken a class before. Rev. Amy Powell will lead the Advanced Class “Spiritual Gifts” and Rev. David Leistra will lead the Advanced Class “Preaching.” Learn more.

On Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10, Rockland UMC will host “Leading in Prayer.” This course will help you become more confident when praying in public and private. It will be led by Pastor Krysta Deede. Learn more.

On Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10, Monroe UMC will be hosting a Lay Servant Roundup. You will have the opportunity to pick from either the Basic Lay Servant class or one of the three Advanced offerings. Basic Lay Servant will be led by Rev. Krystal Goodger and Rev. Penny Dahl. Advanced Prayer will be led by Rev. InWha Shon and Corrie Daniels. Advanced Preaching will be led by Rev. Randy Booth and Rev. Michele Hopp. Advanced Heritage will be led by Rev. Tom Moes and Rev. Kelly Jahn. Learn more.