2021 Metro District Lay Servant Training


Registration is open for the Metro District Lay Servant Ministry Training which will be held October 16 and 17, 2021 via ZOOM. 

Saturday, Oct. 16:  9 am - 4 pm
Sunday, Oct. 17:  2 pm - 5:30 pm 
Basic and two advanced classes will be offered. Class size is limited and once registration reaches capacity for each classroom, it will be closed. We have fewer persons per room in order to provide as much space as possible between students.

You are responsible for purchasing your own book. Links to several online bookstores are listed on the registration and confirmation email. If you are unable to order your book, contact Jatana Royster

The book needs to be read before the first class on Saturday, Oct.16. 

Registration deadline is OCTOBER 1st! 
You must have completed the basic course in order to take an advanced course. To maintain your certificated as a certified lay servant, you must complete an advanced course every three years. You need your pastor's approval to take any course. 

Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course: (Be sure you purchase the Participant's Book) by Sandy Jackson and Brian Jackson - 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.

Transforming Community: The Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations by Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr. - This course teaches the Wesleyan way to form missional communities and congregations. It is based on the conviction 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.

For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts by Dr. Christine Harman - This course helps laity connect the dots between their spiritual gifts and the concrete calling to serve out of those gifts in and beyond the local church. “The key word in the term Lay Servant Ministry is servant, a word of both identity and action.” Through a gifts-based ministry system that connects all to the mission of the church, laity and clergy together help equip leaders to make disciples of Jesus Christ who change the world. THIS IS A NEW COURSE offered for the first time.

Contact Jatana Royster (jroyster@wnccumc.org) with any questions. 


Jatana Royster

Metro District Coordinator of Lay Ministries


704-451-3816 (cell)