Archive for August, 2015

Lay Servant Training on Wednesday Evenings this Fall

Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Kingswood United Methodist Church is offering two lay servant classes as part of their regular Wednesday night program.

Classes will be held at Kingswood UMC, 4801 S Austin, Amarillo, with classes beginning on Sept 16 and ending on Oct 28. There will NOT be a class on Oct 7. Class time is 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. They offer a meal at 6:00 p.m. for a donation.

The courses offered include:

the Basic Lay Servant Course, taught by Karl Smith, Certified Lay Minister. Course cost is $25, which includes the book.(This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and 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

an Advanced Course – Living our Beliefs – The United Methodist Way, taught by Rev Dr Brad Reeves, pastor of Kingswood UMC. Course cost is $15; participants will need to purchase their own book.(This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st – century church. (Participant book –ISBN 13:9780881775716, Living Our Beliefs – The United Methodist Way by Kenneth Carder)

Registration DEADLINE is Sept 9th
and can be completed either,

  1. online with the information in the reply box below,
  2. mailing the information to the Amarillo District Office (address below), or
  3. calling the Amarillo District Office, 806-376-7271

Information needed for registration:

Phone number
email address
which class (Basic or Advanced)

Those that register online or by phone may either bring their payment to the first class or mail their payment/payable to:

Amarillo District Office UMC
PO Box 108
Amarillo, TX 79105