Long Island East District
Monday, March 19, 2018
of the New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
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 All of the classes offered during Spring 2017 for Lay Servants may also be used to fulfil Lay Speaker requirements.
For more info contact 
Michele F. Sanchez Co-Director Lay Servant Ministries Committee
Cell: 516-306-4960
Email: michelefsanchez3949@gmail.com

Lay Servant Ministries

 Information for Lay  Servants

 Here are links to Annual Reports for: 

  Training information:
The Basic Class is for those who wish to become Local Church Lay Servants, trained to serve in caring, leading and communication ministries in their home churches.
--> To reach this goal, take the Basic Course that will be offered in 2018.
the Advanced Class is for those who wish to become (or continue as) Certified Lay Servants.  Participants must  take the Basic Class first.  
--> To achieve or to maintain this level, take one of the advanced classes that will be offered in 2018.

Course descriptions Class schedules and locations:
 *Basic Course - God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. …”Lay Servant Ministries is the first step for many laypersons toward their faith journey as they strive for a closer relationship with the Lord," the authors write in the introduction.

The Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course is a foundational course designed to equip new church leaders and renew current leaders in The United Methodist Church. It explores:  personal spiritual gifts; servant leadership; each leader's role in developing future leaders; the importance of consistent spiritual practices; the core ministries of Leading, Caring, and Communicating, and much more.

Discovering 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.

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.


Lay Pastoral Care Giving - This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others.


Leading in Prayer While a mystery, prayer can and should be taught. It is our primary means of communicating with God, yet most Christians join the church and only learn how to pray by listening to others.   And if ever called on to pray in public, it becomes a real test of faith for most people. After all, isn't this better left in the hands of the "professionals"?!  The author’s deep passion for teaching Christians how to pray grows from her awareness of prayer as an intimate connection with God. This short course on public prayer will help you grow in confidence and skill, while encouraging a deeper and more vital prayer life in your personal life.

*BASIC CLASS - Please note that Basic class must be taken in order to receive a Certificate for any additional classes.  It is also a requirement if a Lay Servant is working toward the Certified LAY SPEAKER Certificate.  Otherwise, attendance would be considered “auditing”.

8:30  am to 12:30 pm
2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24/18
Hampton Bays UMC, 158 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 SEE MAP
  • Basic Lay Servant Course - Pastor Pat Chuppe                   
  • *Lay Pastoral Care Giving - Pastor Enrique Lebron
  • *Spiritual Gifts - Pastor Ken Bohler

Huntington-Cold Spring Harbor UMC, 180 West Neck Rd., Huntington, NY 11743-2498 SEE MAP

  • Basic Lay Servant Course - Pastor Steve Kim
  • *Spiritual Gifts - CANCELLED
  • *Leading Prayer – Pastor Lynn Hazel
Westbury UMC, 265 Asbury Ave., Westbury, NY 11590 (at the corner of Post Ave. and Asbury) SEE MAP
  • Basic Lay Servant Course - - Pastor Marjorie Nunes
  • *Leading Bible Study - Pastor Steve Knutsen
  • *Called to Preach - CANCELLED
Sundays: 7 pm to 10 pm
2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18/18 
First Baldwin UMC, 881 Merrick Rd, Baldwin, NY 11510 SEE MAP
  • *Lay Pastoral Care Giving - Pastor Luonne Rouse 

 Registration Forms (and a check for $35) must be returned to the LIE Office by December 1, 2017, so that books can be ordered and distributed before the start of classes in February.  



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