Our recent Lay Servant Ministries (LSM) advanced class here in the Northwest District was a true blessing! Taught by Ray Morgan an “at large” member of the LSM team for the NW District and Lori Massey, LSM director for the East District of our conference, “Lay Pastoral Care Giving” is a course you will want to implement in your church.
The program is well structured, allows for ongoing instruction while building in a mechanism for feedback and collaboration during the congregational care process. It can easily be integrated into existing outreach programs. The program is similar to Stephen’s and Congregational Care in its approach.
Ten people participated in the class, held at the Whitesboro UMC.
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.)
Lay Pastoral Care Giving
Floral Heights UMC (2214 10th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76309)
July 23 and 30 at 9 a.m. to 3 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 802 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” and write "Lay Servant class" in memo line. Lunch is available for a donation.
Needed text: Lay Pastoral Care Giving by Tim M. Farabaugh
Questions? Call David at 940-692-9493.