Bi-District Lay Servant Training takes place twice yearly, once in the fall and once in the spring.

Spring 2017 Lay Servant Training Details

 Date and Time:

Friday, April 28th 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, April 29th 8 AM-4:30 p.m.*
*attendance is required both days.


Herndon United Methodist Church, 701 Bennett Street, Herndon, VA 20170


$25.00 registration fee to cover lunch, snacks and supplies.
Each course also requires purchase of the training book from a separate vendor. 

Courses Offered:

Basic Course 

Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course

This course is foundational 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.
Book cost: $11.00

Advanced Courses

Transforming Evangelism

This course leads participants to learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism. They will discover that evangelism involves not only sharing our faith with others but also welcoming people into a community where they can grow in faith.
Book cost: $14.00

Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church

This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church.
Book cost: $18.99

Leading in Prayer  (Closed due to lack of registration)

For many people, prayer remains a mystery, and praying in public is a test of faith left to the “professionals” of the church. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in prayer, both professional and personal. 
Book cost: $19.99


Questions?  Contact Cecelia Taylor, Arlington District Director of Lay Servant Ministry, at or 703-943-0642


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