Lay Servant Courses
Please check with your respective district about the status of lay servant courses due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Finger Lakes District
Genesee Valley District
Mountain View District
Niagara Frontier District
Northern Flow District
The Adirondack Lay Servant Ministries has begun work on courses we will be offering in 2022. We plan to continue offering the 7 courses required for Lay Speaker Certification, and are excited to be offering some new advanced courses to support you in your continuing faith journey. A complete listing of all our course offerings for next year will be coming out soon!
If you feel called to ministry but are not sure where to start, the Basic Lay Servant course can help in your discernment process. This course is the foundation for all Lay Servant courses. In this course, you will be encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended. Participants are invited to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a leader in mission and ministry in the community and in daily life. If you are interested in this course, the next Basic Course dates are:
Monday, January 10th 6-9 p.m.
Thursday, January 13th 6-9 p.m.
Wednesdays, January 19 and 26: 6-9 p.m.
Course fee $15
Facilitators: Lay Servant Ministries Team
The text is “Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Course Participant’s Book.”
If interested please email the Registrar Arlene Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form.
Living Our United Methodist Beliefs
Mondays, January 17, 24, 31, February 7, 2022 via Zoom
February 14, 2022 in person in at Capital Area Church
Course Fee: $10.00
Facilitator: Bruce France – email@example.com
Basic Lay Servant Course
Saturdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 2022: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
566 Brunswick Rd, Troy 12180
Course Fee: $10.00
Facilitator: Darlene Suto – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall Training Retreat
Offering: Basic Lay Servant Course, Pastoral Care, Prayer, and United Methodist Heritage
Nov. 5 – 7
Asbury Retreat Center
16 Lakeside Ave.
Silver Lake, NY 14549
Cost: Varies depending on accommodations
**There is a scholarship available to those taking the Basic Course for the first time. See forms below.**
Registration deadline: Oct. 22
Dancing With Words
January 8, 15, 22, & 29: 4 p.m.
627 Caroline Street
Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Facilitator: Pastor Donna Fitchette
For more information, contact the Northern Flow District Office.