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Capital District: Basic Course

The Capital District Lay Servant Ministries team presents the Basic Course in Lay Servant Ministries

February 10, 2024 @ 8:30 am 5:00 pm

12837 Norwood Rd
Raleigh, North Carolina 27613 United States
$25 (includes lunch)

Course scholarships are available to those in need of financial assistance. Please contact your district director or cle@nccumc.org.

About the Course: This is an overview course that provides helpful background for all laypersons in service in the church and community. It is also required for all who pursue recognition in Lay Servant Ministries. 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. It explores:

  • personal spiritual gifts;
  • servant leadership;
  • each leader’s role in developing future leaders;
  • the importance of consistent spiritual practices;
  • the core ministries of Leading, Caring, and Communicating.

Order Your Book!

All participants are expected to read the Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book, by Sandy Jackson and Brian Jackson, prior to taking this course.

For questions about the course, please contact district directors Janet Groberski (jgroberski@nccumc.org) or James Bernstein (jbernstein@nccumc.org)

About the Facilitator:

James Bernstein has served Asbury UMC in Raleigh in many roles including short-term missions leader, youth Sunday school teacher, kitchen volunteer, and liturgist. He became a certified lay speaker in 2017 and has spoken at a number of churches in the district. His messages typically speak to the Christian life or are expository messages. He works in the pharmaceutical industry and enjoys the outdoors.