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Alice Fowler
District Superintendent
Alice Fowler

Rebecca Courtney
Executive Assistant
Rebecca Courtney

Lauren Ferguson
Administrative Communication Coordinator
Lauren Ferguson

(417) 623-2382
2517 E 20th
Joplin, Missouri 64804-1037

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Southeast Lay Servant Training

Southeast Lay Servant Training
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Location:  Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church
106 E Washington St,  East Prairie, MO 63845-1635

Saturday, October 12, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Course Cost:  $15 includes lunch (book costs are additional)

See Course Information below:  

Lay Servant Ministries offer opportunities for laity who desire to use their witness, leadership, and service to inspire others to a deeper commitment to Christ and more effective discipleship. 

This  Basic course is required for all levels of recognition in Lay Servant Ministries.  It will familiarize you with Leading, Caring and Communicating ministries and give you a chance to explore each one.  Upon completion of this course, we hope that you will have a basic knowledge of what is means to be a United Methodist and an idea about which area of ministry God is calling you to pursue.  SPIRITUAL GIFTS
This course focuses on helping 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.
  • Course Materials: Each One a Minister by William J. Carter
  • Course Leader: Karen Bangert 
This course is designed for those who have NOT completed formal preaching training who might be asked to preach in a pastor’s absence AND for anyone who might be doing a presentation in a public setting. This course will have a follow up opportunity to preach for those completing this course for Lay Speaker credit. 
  • Course Materials: From Pew to Pulpit
  • Course Leaders:  Rev. Ann Mowery and Rev. Tadd Kruithoff

For more information please contact the Southeast District Office at or 573-334-8723