Lay Servant Training

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

Lay Servant Training for the Arlington and Alexandria Districts: POSTPONED! New dates TBD

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Registration Fee: $20.00, paid at registration.

Courses to be offered:

1: Introduction to Lay Ministry: The Basic course
This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministry.
Text for this course: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson

2: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts.
Text for the course: Each One a Minister by William J. Carter

3: Leading in Prayer
This course in praying will help the participants grow in confidence and skill in prayer, both public and personal
Text for the course: Let The Whole Church Say Amen by Laurence Hull Stookey

4: Aging Ministry in the 21st Century
This course is a practical guide for building ministry for the older adults.
Text for the course:  Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr.

Text materials may be purchased by participants through:
Upper Room: 800-972-0433 or

Snacks and beverages provided during training. Lunch will be included on Saturday.

Any Certified Lay Servants who is led to qualify as a Certified Lay Speaker who has completed the required courses and is in need of a Sermon Evaluation, there will be an opportunity for Sermon Evaluations 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday.

Lay Servant Ministries Training outside of the Alexandria and Arlington Districts