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Michele F. Sanchez Co-Director Lay Servant Ministries Committee
Cell: 516-306-4960
Email: michelefsanchez3949@gmail.com

Lay Servant Ministries

Information for Lay  Servants
2022 Zoom classes


Lay Servant Ministry is a United Methodist system for lay leadership development. The courses are designed to help UMC members develop their skills in leadership, communication, and care-giving and to discover their Spiritual Gifts.                                                         

The Basic Course is the foundation of LSM and must be taken in order to earn Certificates. Please discuss these courses with your Pastor. Our contact info is below if you have questions. ***The Application/Registration needs your Pastor’s approval.*** 

We are offering an exciting LSM Curriculum of ZOOM Courses in 2022. The schedule is below and on our LIE website http://www.liedistrict.com/LayServantMinistries along with Course descriptions and Registration Forms. Zoom instruction is provided during the first 1/4 hour of each course. Please share this good news with all United Methodist members and Lay Servants! We look forward to seeing you (via Zoom!) 

Saturdays: 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9. Time: 10:00 to 12 Noon  (3/12 - Zoom instruction at 9:45 am) 



NEW! For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts - Pastor Ken Bohler/Elaine Short, CLM  

This course helps participants identify and link their gifts, abilities, and sense of calling.  Participant’s Book, Christine Harman • DR958 • 978-0-88177-958-5 • $14.00 

NEW! Transforming Evangelism/ French Creole  - Pastor Onick Bouquet 

This course leads participants to learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism.. 

Transforming Evangelism Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr. 

Participant’s Book • DR485 • 978-0-88177-485-6 • $14.00 (ePub and Kindle, $9.99)

Sundays 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10.   Time 4-6 pm  (3/13 - Zoom instruction at 3:45 pm)

Basic Course -  Rosemarie Walker, CLS   

Book: Lay Servant Ministries Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson Participant’s Book • DR626 • 978-0-88177-626-3 • $11.00

Sundays 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10.   Time 3:30-5:30 pm  (3/13 - Zoom instruction at 3:15 pm)

Basic Course/ English and Ghanaian language - Pastor Prince Donkor

Book: Lay Servant Ministries Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson Participant’s Book • DR626 • 978-0-88177-626-3 • $11.00

Sundays: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10.  Time: 4 - 6 pm  (3/13 - Zoom instruction at 3:45pm) 

Justice in Everyday Life/Social Principles of The UMC - Pastor Jane Kim  

BOOK: Social Principles of The UMC 2017–2020 Participant’s Book • 9781501835773 • $3.99 Available at Cokesbury.com

Mondays: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11.  Time: 7-9 pm (3/14 - Zoom instruction at 6:45pm)

BASIC Course  - Pastor Akio Iyoda

Book: Lay Servant Ministries - Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson Participant’s Book • DR626 • 978-0-88177-626-3 • $11.00

Mondays: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11.  Time: 3:30 - 5:30 pm (3/14 - Zoom instruction at 3:15pm)

BASIC/Spanish - Pastor Arturo Trew 

Libro: Ministerios de servicio laico – Curso básico, Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson 

Libro del participante • DR679 • 978-0-88177-679-9 • $10.00

Tuesdays: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12. Time: 7 - 9 pm (3/15 -First class is 6:45 pm) 

NEW! Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders. Pastor Wayne Redman

This course will guide lay servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality.  

Participant’s Book  (Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, John Briggs) • DR881 • 978-0-88177-881-6 • $18.00 (ePub and Kindle, $9.99


How to register:

  1. Talk to your pastor to decide which class might be right for you.
  2. Fill out the online OR paper application and return  by January 18, 2022 
  3. Make a donation of $20 to your local church.
  4. Order your participant book no later than February 21, 2022 from Discipleship Ministries, Amazon, Cokesbury, etc.
Peace to All, 
Michele F. Sanchez, LSMC Co-Director (516) 306-4960 Email: michelefsanchez3949@gmail.com Pastor Wayne Redman, LSMC Co-Director
And online classes are always available. 
A certificate is provided on completion of an online class.

The BASIC 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.  Ministry isn’t just a Clergy endeavor; all Christians are called to serve. Laity serve on the front line of evangelical living.  The Course can help Laity explore and discover their unique call in serving God, neighbor and the greater church.
Justice in Everyday Life takes an in-depth look at the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church — the church's attempt to speak on contemporary issues with which it is confronted today. The book covers topics such as the following: Natural World, Social Community, Economic Community, Political Community, Biblical Foundations of the Social Principles, and Teaching the Social Principles. It is not only for Lay Servants but is for anyone interested in studying the Social Principles in greater detail.   

Classes that were offered in 2021 (for your reference)


BASIC - Pastor Akio Iyoda. 

Called to Preach - Pastor Ken Bohler

Lay Pastoral Care Giving - Pastor Lillian Hertel   

Spiritual Gifts - Lori Janson, CLM

Justice in Everyday Life/Social Principles of The UMC - Pastor Jane Kim  

Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition - Pastor Claire Wu  

Leading Prayer - Pastor Wayne Redman   



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