Long Island East District
Long Island East District
Saturday, January 23, 2021
of the New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
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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
 
2021 on-line 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 Form only needs your Pastor’s signature.*** 

We are offering an exciting LSM Curriculum of ZOOM Courses in 2021. The schedule of classes for 2021 is below and on our LIE website along with Course descriptions and Registration Forms.   Please share this good news with all United Methodist members and Lay Servants! We look forward to seeing you (via Zoom!)


Saturdays: March 13, 3/20, 3/27  & 4/24 & 5/1. Time: 9:00 to 12:30 pm (3/13-First class is 8:30 am)

BASIC - Pastor Akio Iyoda.  (BOOK: Lay Servant Ministries Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson Participant’s Book • DR626 • 978-0-88177-626-3 • $11.00)

Called to Preach - Pastor Ken Bohler   (BOOK: From Pew to Pulpit Clifton F. Guthrie Participant’s Book • AB6660 • 978-0-687-06660-5 • $11.99)

Lay Pastoral Care Giving - Pastor Lillian Hertel    (BOOK: Lay Pastoral Care Giving Tim Farabaugh Participant’s Book • DR554 • 978-0-88177-554-9 $18.00)

Spiritual Gifts - Lori Janson, CLM   (BOOK:  Each One a Minister William J. Carter Participant’s Book DR375 • 978-0-88177-375-0 • $14.00)


Sundays: March 7, 14, 21, & 4/18, 4/25. Time: 4 - 6 pm  (3/7-First class is 3:30pm)

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)

Sundays: March 7, 14, 21, & 4/18, 4/25. Time: 7 - 9 pm  (3/7-First class is 6:30pm)

Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition - Pastor Claire Wu   (BOOK: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition Steve Harper Participant’s Book • 740 • 978-0-8358-0740-1 • $11.99)

Thursdays: March 11, 18, 25  & 4/22, 4/29. Time: 7 - 9 pm (3/11 -First class is 6:30 pm)

Leading Prayer - Pastor Wayne Redman    (BOOK:Let the Whole Church Say Amen! Laurence Hull Stookey Participant’s Book • AB9077 • 978-0-687-09077-8 • $19.99)

Saturdays: March 13, 3/20, 3/27  & 4/24 & 5/1. Time: 7:00 to 9 pm (3/13-First class is 6:30 am)

BASIC/Spanish - Pastor Ruben Rivera    (BOOK:  Ministerios de servicio laico – Curso básico Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson Libro del participante • DR679 • 978-0-88177-679-9 • $10.00)

LSM Registration Forms must be returned to the NY Conference of The UMC-LIE Office by January 18, 2021. Course FEE of $20 will be in the form of a donation to the Lay Servant’s UMC to be presented when Registration Form is approved by your Pastor.  Books should be ordered/purchased by the Class Participant by Feb. 7. Books can be ordered through vendor of choice: 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 

The Lay Servant Ministries Informational Brochure can be downloaded: https://gbod-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/legacy/Laity/2017LSM_Brochure.pdf Above Information for Lay Servants can also be found on LIE District website. http://www.liedistrict.com/LayServantMinistries
 
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And online classes are always available. 
A certificate is provided on completion of an online class.


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.  Contact info is below, if you have questions. Available in English or Spanish
 
The Advanced Course application needs approval by your Church Council OR Charge Conference, so don't delay!
 
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.   

The Leading Public Prayer offers a model of profound and accessible congregational prayer. At once inspirational and practical, it will empower and equip Laity to offer heartfelt, informed, thoughtful, and appropriate prayers on behalf of the people of God. It leads persons to consider what is public prayer and offers practical guidelines for avoiding common pitfalls. It explores prayers as an integral part of worship and discusses the kind of language we need to address God.

Called to Preach (From Pew to Pulpit) is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach in a pastor’s absence. Called to Preach is the required preaching course in the lay speaker track of study.  
 
Lay Pastoral Care Giving offers insights into the lifespan and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others and to minister to each other. 

Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition Structured around Wesley’s "means of grace," this Heritage course covers, among other topics, prayer, Scripture, the Lord’s Supper, and fasting – major features in John Wesley’s devotional life. Participants will learn how they can apply Wesley’s ministry to their own life  

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts helps Lay Servants understand spiritual gifts and how their Gifts can be used to fulfill the mission and ministry of their church. 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. 
 
 

What's the difference between a Lay Servant and a Lay Speaker?
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