560 North Stewart, Suite B
Springfield, Missouri 65802
LAY SERVANT TRAINING
Three classes being offered:
Transforming Evangelism - taught be Pastor Jeff Cole. This advanced course leads participants to learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism. They will discover that evangelism involves not only sharing our faith with others but also welcoming people into a community where they can grow in faith. Book Required: "Transforming Evangelism" by Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe Jr.
Leading Missional Small Groups - taught by Larry Johnson. This advanced class teaches the Wesleyan way to form missional communities and congregations. It is based on the convictions that just as holiness of heart leads to holiness of life, it is communities of holy love that participate in God's mission in the world. Book Required: "Transforming Community" by Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe Jr.
Basic - taught by Pastor Marsha Vincent. This basic course is a requirement for all levels of recognition in Lay Servant Ministries. You will become familiar with leading, caring and communicating ministries and have a chance to explore each one. Upon completion of this course, you should have a base knowledge of what it means to be Methodist and an idea about which area of ministry God is calling you to pursue. Book Required: "Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant's Book" by Sandy and Brian Jackson.