Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson with Brian Jackson
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.
Each One a Minister by William J. Carter
The course focuses on gaining a better understanding of the church and its ministry needs by learning what it means to be a minister. It also describes practical ways of using gifts in ministries in our congregations and communities.
Worshiping with United Methodists by Hoyt L. Hickman
This advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries focuses on the ministry of the Lay Servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group, class, organization, or the congregation in worship. The course is grounded in the classic patterns of Christian worship and the practices of leading worship.
Accountable Discipleship: Living in God’s Household by Steven W. Manskar
This class is for anyone involved in Accountable Discipleship Ministries. It explores a systematic approach for growing as disciples of Jesus Christ and will help Class Leaders, members and leaders of Covenant Discipleship groups as well as clergy.
Class Leaders: Recovering a Tradition by David Lowes Watson
Class leaders and class meetings were the hallmark of early Methodism and an effective means of providing nurture and oversight of the members of the Methodist societies. Recovery of this tradition can deepen discipleship in a congregation and this course offers some guidelines for the revitalized office of Class Leader.
LAY SERVANTS AS TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERS
Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders by Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, John Briggs
This course will guide lay servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality.