Basic Lay Servant Ministry Course

Lay Servant Minister Basic 5 Week Course

Grace United Methodist Church, Westerly, RI 02891


October 18 & 25   November 1, 8 &15 -  2017

Wednesday Nights 6 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.


Course Description: “God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. ... Lay Servant Ministries is the first step for many lay persons toward their faith journey as they strive for a closer relationship with the Lord,” the authors write in the introduction. This course is the foundation for all the other Learning & Leading courses. In this course, you are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended. Participants are invited to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders… This course offers guidelines for best practices as a church leader and in mission and ministry in the community and in daily life.  The Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course is a foundational course designed to equip new church leaders and renew current leaders in The United Methodist Church. The Basic Course can be used for both adults and youth. Consisting of five two-hour sessions.

Instructors: Pastor Barry Burdick

Required TextLay Servant Ministries, Basic Course, Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson - ISBN: 9780881776263.

This text is available from several sources including The Upper Room Bookstore and It is required and you must obtain a copy and bring it with you to our first class. Please read chapters 1 and 2 prior to the first session.

For more information contact Barry Burdick at or 401-206-1022.

Please Register by October 11.


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