ALL four courses will be held via ZOOM – October 2nd.
Classes begin at 8:30 am and end at 4:30 pm.
You are asked to read the appropriate text book completely before October 2nd.
(Link is given on your registration for text. ZOOM link will be sent at a later time.)
The cut off for ALL courses is September 27th so that you are able to purchase and read the appropriate text.
Basic Course – This course will be led by Pastor Mamie Alley.
God calls every Christian to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
In the Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, Sandy and Brian Jackson discuss processes to help individuals discern and respond to God’s particular call on their lives. They encourage each person to recognize and employ his or her spiritual gifts for the church to become what God intended it to be. This course invites participants 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 discipleship. It offers guidelines for optimal communication in leadership and presents numerous types of ministries in which lay servants may assume roles. Throughout the study, thoughtful questions provide excellent opportunities for individual consideration and group discussion.
Called to Preach – This course has been cancelled
Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution – This course will be led by Pastor Molly Shivers
Helps seminary professors, leaders, ministers, mediators, facilitators, and conflict transformation consultants turn conflict from a negative force into a positive one grounded in biblical principles, love of God, neighbor, and self.Transforming conflict into a positive rather than a negative force is a spiritual pursuit and needs to be grounded in biblical principles: love of God, neighbor, and self. This book is a resource for leaders, ministers, mediators, facilitators, and conflict transformation consultants who want to approach their work in this way. Part 1: explains how we can prepare ourselves for the work of engaging conflict, and Part II: explores how we engage others in conflict transformation, outlining specific processes.
This book articulates the vision and practice of conflict transformation developed by the JustPeace organization.
Leading Worship – This course will be led by Pastor Patrick Jones
This advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries focuses on the ministry of the Lay Servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group, class, organization, or the congregation in worship. The course is grounded in the classic patterns of Christian worship and the practices of leading worship. Participants will come to understand more about Christian worship in order to lead worship with more confidence. They will practice leading worship in a variety of formats throughout the course.
If you have questions about the courses, you are asked to reach out to the Fairway Lay Servant Ministry Co-Coordinators: Linda Winstead (email@example.com) or Randy Hussey (firstname.lastname@example.org)