Metro District to offer lay servant courses at Emmanuel UMC in Memphis in September


The Metro District of the Memphis Conference will offer basic and advanced lay servant courses this September at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Both classes will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Basic Course
Facilitator: Dennis Walker, district director of lay servant ministries
Text: “Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book,” by Sandy Jackson
Advanced Course: “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”
Facilitator: John Burgette, lay speaker from Somerville UMC in Somerville, Tennessee
Text: “Each One a Minister,” by William J. Carter

Both courses will be offered at no charge, but participants much purchase their own texts prior to the event. The text for both courses may be purchased at Upper Room Books.

All participants must bring a sack lunch to the Saturday session.

Deadline to register with the Metro District office is Monday, Sept. 18:

For additional information, contact Dennis Walker at 901-277-8855 or