Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Courses
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Creating a “Culture of Call”


Recommended for:
Local Lay Servant Ministers who have completed the Basic Course and wish to become certified, or current Lay Servant Ministers or Lay Speakers in need of a refresher course or continuing education credit (CEU).
As a Certified Lay Servant, you may continue to serve within your local church in all the same capacities-local care giving, leading small groups and devotionals with the added leadership and skills needed for this role.
Note: Lay Speakers who wish to provide pulpit support are required to complete necessary courses and be interviewed by the district committee on Lay Servant Ministries as a “Lay Speaker.” The spiritual gifts for preaching are not present in every person and those with this gift who receive the recommended training will be better equipped for this ministry.
Many choices of classes and refresher courses are available for certification
Creating a “Culture of Call”
Pastors are called. Lay Servants are called. Every Christian is called; but not every church member or Christian understands that. This experience will lead us in understanding the nature of “call,” to reflect on our own call, and to help create a “culture of call” in the congregations we serve. The primary resource for this training event is Os Guinness’ book The Call.
Date: Saturday, February 2, 8:30AM-11:30AM
Leader: Rev. Dwight Bowers, Assistant to the District Superintendent, Northwest Plains
Registration: Register online at or call the Northwest Plains District Office at 800-589-7828 by January 28
Cost: Free; your reservation is required for breakfast
Contact: Dr. Barbara Lee
419-738-3402, bjcwapak [at]
Recommended for: Paid & unpaid servant leaders
Sponsored by: Northwest Plains District
Location Name: 
Trinity United Methodist Church
Dr. Barbara Lee