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Southwest District Lay Servant Training

posted on July 19

Saturday, September 24, 2022, beginning at 9:00 AM
Antioch United Methodist Church
3614 N State Highway H  [Google map]
Springfield MO 65803-4717
There are two classes available: 

Discovering Spiritual Gifts
All participants in the Body of Christ depend on the spiritual gifts God has given them.  Explore your gifts of the Holy Spirit and learn how to align with God's purpose to become a more joyful and effective Lay Servant.  Fine tune your ministry based on the specific gifts God has blessed you with.  These gifts provide the foundation for whatever ministry we do.  Learn more about spiritual gifts, your specific spiritual gifts and how to discern them.  Required reading: Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts by Charles V. Bryant. (ISBN: 0835806332) and complete the Spiritual Gifts survey at:  Bring the printed results to the class.  The class is led by Karensue Hensley, Southwest District Lay Leader. This course counts as an advanced class and as one of the CORE classes for the certified lay speakers. Open to Everyone.
Wesleyan Discipleship
What is a disciple and why is discipleship important to your church life?  How does your church make disciples?  This class will challenge your thinking about growing disciples and your personal discipleship path.  Practical exercises and select videos will expose students to the Wesleyan methods of discipleship.  Topics include means of grace, faith sharing, accountability, class meetings and Jesus’ teachings on discipleship.  Mitch Ross, Director of Lay Servant Ministries, will facilitate the class. The required reading is Accountable Discipleship, Living In God’s Household by Steven Manskar.  This course is an advanced class in the lay servant miniseries curriculum. Open to everyone.
Lunch and in-class materials will be provided. You must purchase and read your own book prior to class.   For more information or book availability contact:
Gail Compton, 417-294-5386,
Karensue Hensley, 417-850-8945,
or Mitch Ross, 417-808-0218,


Gail Compton

Antioch United Methodist Church
3614 N State Highway H

Springfield, MO 65803