Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries
2023 Classes – 8 Districts
You may take classes in any district

All Classes $42.00 – DOES NOT INCLUDE Student Book. Books are available at Cokesbury, Upper Room Books, Amazon or any book vendor
Basic requires pastor’s approval
Basic is the prerequisite for all Advanced classes

Must attend or complete all sessions to receive credit for the course.

Registration and payment for classes is done on this page. Click here to register.

Summer Course Offerings:

Conflict Resolution

Saturdays, June 10, 24; 9 am-3:30 pm, East Point First Mallalieu UMC
Text: The Spirit and Art of Conflict Resolution, by Thomas Porter
Questions Contact: Mary Anne Brannon,

Leading Worship

Tuesdays and Thursdays: August 1, 3, 8, 10 (Zoom), 6:30-8:30 pm
Thursday: August 15 (in person for worship service), 6:30-8:30 pm
Worship Service: Hapeville UMC, 3610 Atlanta Avenue, Hapeville, GA 30354
Note: Attendance of in-person worship service is required to receive credit for completing the course
Text: Worshiping with United Methodists, Hoyt Hickman
Questions Contact: Mary Anne Brannon,


Online Classes

Classes are app. 5 weeks long All assignments, quizzes, and chats must be completed to receive credit for the course.

Basic is a pre-requisite for these courses. Cost $42.00; does not include book. Must be paid for with credit or debit card.

Once the link for the course is opened, we can not issue a refund. We use Google Classroom for for the classes and it can be accessed by tablet or pc. You will need speakers for any videos used in the class.

To register for classes Click here

Opening Ourselves to Grace:
June 26 – July 31: Deadline to register is June 26
This course helps lay servant leaders embrace and communicate a Wesleyan understanding of basic Christian practices(works of piety and mercy) as means of grace.

Book for the Class: “Opening Ourselves to Grace: The Means of Grace and Discipleship by Steven W. Manskar” published by Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, and John Briggs.

Spiritual Gifts:
July 10- August 14: Deadline to register is July 10
This course is designed to help participants identify their spiritual gifts and examine spiritually how they can use their gifts to serve others.

Book for the Class: “For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts ” published by Christine Harman.

Pastoral Care:
September 11- October 16: Deadline to register is September 11
This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary.

Book for the Class: “Lay Pastoral Care” published by Tim Farabaugh.

Soul Reset:
October 19- November 13: Deadline to register is October 19
This is a study for everyone who moves at breakneck speed through their daily lives, often relying only on their own strength to bring God’s kingdom on earth.

Book for the Class: “Soul Reset: Breakdown, Breakthrough, and the Journey to wholeness” published by Junius B. Dotson.


PLEASE NOTE: All Annual Report forms are now completed in Data Services and are no longer on paper.

Mary Williams
Conference Director, Lay Servant Ministries

Executive Committee

Dr. Kay Haugen
North East District Director

Dr. Ollie Manley
Central North District Director

Jeanie Enyart
South West District Director