An Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry: The Basic Course
Monday, September 11, 2023 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Monday, September 18, 2023 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Monday, September 25, 2023 at 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
This event recurs Weekly on Monday from Monday, September 11, 2023 to Monday, October 2, 2023

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(704) 678-2877


John Crane

This course is a foundational, prerequisite course 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.

Course Instructor:  John Crane

Course Location:  Online via Zoom

Course Dates:  Course will be taught over four consecutive Mondays (Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2); students must attend all four sessions to get credit for completing the course.

Course Time:  6:30pm - 9:00pm ET

Target Audience:  This course is intended for adults who want to better understand their gifts of caring, leading, and communicating and how they can use their gifts more effectively as leaders in their local church. The course is open to anyone, but we especially encourage Lay Leaders, committee chairpersons, and committee members to attend.

It is a required course for anyone wishing to become a Certified Lay Servant, Certified Lay Speaker, or Certified Lay Minister.

Cost:  $25.00 per person, plus participants are required to obtain their own copy of the required textbook.

Required Textbook:  

Title:                    Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course 
Authors:              Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson
ISBN Number:    978-0-88177-626-3
Publisher:           Discipleship Resources
Year Published:  2013

The textbook may be purchased through Upper Room MinistriesCokesbury, or (Kindle Edition also available), or other retailer of your choice.

Please ensure you purchase and receive the textbook by Friday, September 8th. Registrants will receive an email prior to the first class outlining the first reading assignment.

Computer requirements:  Participants must be able to join the Zoom meeting using a computer, laptop, or tablet that has a microphone, speaker, and video camera. For specific requirements, please visit the Zoom System Requirements page.

Registration Deadline Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom meeting information.