All laity are invited to participate in Lay Servant Ministries courses, not just persons seeking to become a Certified Lay Servant.

Basic Course

This course is the foundation for all the other Learning & Leading courses for Lay Servant Ministries, and is required to become a Certified Lay Servant and Lay Speaker. In this course you are 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 group that holds members accountable in their discipleship. The course offers guidelines for best practices as a church leader and in mission and ministry in the community and in daily life.


First UMC Whitesboro (122 S. Union St, Whitesboro, TX 76273)

June 15, 22, 29, July 6 and 13 at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (a meal is available at 5:30 p.m.)


Wesley UMC Wichita Falls (1526 Weeks St, Wichita Falls, TX 76302)

June 18 and 25 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To register: Download and complete this form and have it signed by your pastor. You can scan in the completed form and email to David MacLagan or mail your form to David at 1802 Hayes Street, Wichita Falls, TX  76309

Cost: $10 and can be paid at the time of sign in or mailed with your registration. Please make all funds payable to “Northwest District.”

Questions? Call David at (940) 692-9493.



Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course

by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson
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