Lay Servant 2024 Spring Retreat

The Spring Lay Servant Retreat will be held at Cadillac UMC from 4:30pm Friday, April 19 to 4:30pm Saturday, April 20. The registration cost is $30 and includes two meals and snacks. Participants will make their overnight accommodations if applicable. Lay Servant classes are open to anyone regardless of the district in which your church resides.
Click HERE to download and print the registration flyer.
Questions? Please contact Sara Wolfsen at [email protected] or (231) 830-4092.
The online registration link is below the class descriptions.
Class Descriptions:
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. INSTRUCTOR: Pastor Jeff Swainston, Manton UMC.
Advanced Course: Accountable Discipleship
This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understandings of grace, and the importance of the class leader in the development of the Methodist movement. INSTRUCTOR: Pastor John Messner, Evart, Hersey and Avondale UMC.
Advanced Course: Wesleyan Heritage
This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st-century church. INSTRUCTOR: Pastor Mike Riegler, Epworth/Brethren and Mesick UMC.
Advanced Course: 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. INSTRUCTOR: Jody Pratt, Certified Lay Speaker, Middleville UMC.
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