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Jon Thompson
District Superintendent
Jon Thompson

Terry Jepson
Executive Assistant
Terry Jepson

Judy Robison
Administrative Assistant
Judy Robison

(417) 869-7878
560 North Stewart, Suite B
Springfield, Missouri 65802

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Mid-State District Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course-Online

posted on February 23

This two-session online course is offered on April 17 and 24, 2021  from 8:00 am-12:30 pm via ZOOM.  To complete the course, you must attend both classes. Registration ends on April 10th or when the class limit of 50 is reached.

This course has broad application for ALL United Methodists, especially those seeking to discover their ministry.  It will guide you to discover your gifts and put them to use.  Topics include: Ministry of the Baptized, Leading, Caring, Communicating, and Into the World.  And the course has integrated Phil Maynard’s Foundations of Discipleship. What does it mean to be a disciple, how can I measure, progress, and hold myself accountable?

The purpose of Lay Servant Ministries is to equip United Methodists for all facets of lay ministryIt fosters teams of well-equipped laypersons with a variety of gifts working with and under the leadership of pastors and staff to create vital congregations.  Invite your friends!


Description and details
The course uses Lay Servant Ministries, by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson that can be purchased online.  Available in paper or ebook/kindle formats.
Cokesbury (cheapest):
Amazon (fastest):
Upper Room:

You will need the book, and to be able to connect to Zoom.  If you don’t have zoom, arrange with a partner/location that does.  Notes pages will be provided for downloading and printing prior to the course.  There are no prerequisites and the class is open to all.  Invite your friends.

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Rick Matson