Bi-District Lay Servant Training takes place twice yearly, once in the fall and once in the spring.
Fall 2017 Lay Servant Training Details
Date and Time:
Friday, October 27th 6-10 p.m. and Saturday, October 28th 8 AM-4:30 p.m.*
*attendance is required both days.
Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030
Basic Course: $20.oo Advanced Courses: $25.00 registration fee to cover lunch, snacks and supplies.
Each course also requires purchase of the training book from a separate vendor.
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
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (United Methodist Polity)
This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church.
Text: Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church by Thomas Edward Frank. $18.99
Leading Bible Study
This course opens a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation. It reminds us as United Methodists that Bible study and biblical interpretation are a core part of our spiritual journey.
Texts: Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap by Sharon Ringe and Frederick Tiffany $18.75, Your Bible
Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century
This is a practical guide for building ministry for older adults.
Text: Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. $13.00
Certified Lay Speakers
Questions? Contact Rick Kotteman, Alexandria District Director of Lay Servant Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lay Servant Ministries Training outside of the Alexandria and Arlington Districts