Lay Servant Ministry Classes now being offered

Dates: Friday, October 26 - 6 pm to 9:30 pm and Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 9 am to 4 pm
Location: Gettysburg UMC - 30 W. High Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325         717-334-3032        Parking in the rear of building.

Participants must attend the entire session in order to receive a completion certification.


Course 1: Discovering Spiritual Gifts
Instructor: Jan Bowden, our facilitator, is a Certified Lay Servant.  She is very involved in prayer ministry and is the Prayer Coordinator at her church, Aldersgate-York.
Every Christian is given gifts by the Holy Spirit.  What are your gifts?  This study course is designed to help lead Christians to identify and suggest ways in which they can use their spiritual gifts.  Your text will be Each One a Minister by William J. Carter.

Course 2: Preaching II
Instructor: Rev. Kraig L. Faust will facilitate this face-to-face class.  Rev. Faust is a retired United Methodist minister and is Assistant to the York District Superintendent.
Each person registering for the session should come with a prepared message to be shared with the remainder of the class. Length of the message should be 12 to 15 minutes. Persons should have completed Preaching I or an equivalent course.  Feedback forms will be provided so that class members may receive helpful comments regarding content, flow, connection with the Scripture reading and presentation. In addition, other elements of the worship service should also be provided, ie. hymns, responsive readings, etc. There is no text for this course since the content is the messages presented by the participants and the discussion of those presented messages.

*Participants are responsible for obtaining the required textbook. Be familiar with the text prior to class.  Amazon or are good sources. 

Please bring a bag with you.

Cost of each class: $35

Make check payable to "Susquehanna Conference UMC"
and mail with registration form to:

Kathryn Heaps
409 Crestview Lane
Stewartstown, PA 17363

If you have any questions please email Kathy Heaps at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brochure and Registration Form - Registration Deadline: October 1, 2018

In addition to the classes being offered by our district there are others offered throughout the conference.
There are also online courses available through the Board of Global Ministries: courses vary length and cost.
If you choose to complete a class with be sure to send a copy of your certificate of completion to Kathy Heaps for credit.