Lay Servant Training Opportunities


By Kim Matthews

Leadership training continues, even during a pandemic. Listed below are districts offering training in the coming months. Districts not listed have already completed training for the fall.

Information can change (and will change).  The web addresses provided will connect you with the district and their contact information.  Call or email them for additional details.

 Little Kanawha
(https://www.lkdumc.org/lay-servant-ministry
Upcoming classes by the end of the year: 
Leading Prayer
Conflict Resolution
January 2021 – Discovering your spiritual gifts

Midland South 
(http://midlandsouthdistrictwvumc.org/)
Offering three advanced courses in November.  The deadline to register is October 23.  Courses being offered are Leading Bible Study, Embracing Personal Prayer, and Spiritual Gifts

Mon Valley
(http://www.monvalleyumc.org/lay-servant-ministries.html)
October 26 – November 23 (or 30) – Leading Worship – in person and via Zoom
November 1 – December 13 – Policy – in person and via Zoom

Potomac Highlands
(https://phdumc.org/)
Six classes – Basic, Opioid, and 4 Advanced Courses

Southern
(https://southerndistrictumc.org/fall-academy-lay-academy/)
Zoom Academy with two advanced courses (Your Spiritual Gifts Investory and United Methodist Heritage) and a Basic Course (5 Zoom sessions at 2 hours each).  All of these courses are already underway and will end at the beginning of November

Western
(https://wdumc.org/)
Upcoming this year – Public Prayer Advanced Course via Zoom

United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc.
www.umfwv.org/academy
The Foundation is offering an Advanced Course in Stewardship in conjunction with our Online Academy

Article by Kim Matthews, Vice President of the United Methodist Foundation of West Virginia, Inc.