Lay Servant Training Opportunity, Nov. 20-21, 2015

This year Lake Country District will be purchasing the curriculum for the courses! To make this a October 26, 2015. This will allow us time to order the materials and get them distributed to the participants. Please RSVP to lakecountrydistrict@okumc.org or call 918-423-0080

Registration forms and fees are due by November 16, 2015. Please make sure you have the correct mailing address (Lake Country UMC District Office PO Box 986 McAlester, OK 74502-0986 ).   If you have any questions you may contact the district office or Toni Hignight, Lay Servant Director at 580-920-3941 or mmwoodwalker@sbcglobal.net
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About the Training Event:

Lake Country District Leadership and Lay Servant Training
Cross Point Camp - Kingston, OK

November 20 & 21, 2015

BASIC COURSE - This course is designed to help you become more skilled in your role as a leader in serving God in your church and community.  The sessions include: teaching, leading, guiding, reaching out to others, and ways to show and proclaim the love of God in Jesus Christ. The course provides ways to increase your service knowledge as a church servant and/or speaker in leading, caring and communicating.  Basic course is a requirement for Local Church Lay Servant certification. Must be re-certified once every three years.

ADVANCED COURSEThe Holy Spirit & Power contains ten Spirit-empowered, original sermons of John Wesley from John Wesley’s “Standard Sermons,” parts of John Wesley’s testimony, material from The Journal of the Rev. John Wesley, portions from Wesley’s letter to Dr. Conyers Middleton, Holy Spirit power points at the end of each message, a subject index, and a full index of complete Holy Spirit passages from the King James Version of the Bible.
  The Advanced course is a requirement for a Certified Lay Servant.  Must be re-certified once every three years. 
Basic Course:  “Basic Lay Servant Course”    Sandy Zeigler Jackson
Instructors:  Rev. Jeff Hiller and Sherri Hiller
Advanced Course:  “The Holy Spirit & Power”  John Wesley
                                    (revised and updated by Clare Weakley)
                             Instructors: Larry Bauman and Steve Harshaw                 

Lake Country District will be purchasing your curriculum:  Please RSVP to the District Office by October 26, 2015 so that materials can be ordered and sent to you in time for review before the training.

        Registration will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and fellowship at 6:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20th at Cross Point Dining Hall.  You will need to bring: Bible, purchased book, notebook, pens, flashlight, bedding, towel, wash cloth, soap, other toiletries as needed and other items the weather may require.   There will be breakfast and lunch on Saturday with snacks during breaks.  If you do not plan to spend the night at Cross Point, please indicate on the registration form. Special needs cabins are available. Men and Women have separate sleeping cabins.

         Complete the registration, include home church pastor’s signature and send to the district office with your check no later than Nov 16, 2015.  (The camp needs to plan meals by number attending)
 If you have any questions call Lake Country District Office  (918) 423 0080 lakecountrydistrict@okumc.org  or  Toni Hignight, Lay Servant Director at 580-920-3941 cell. Email is mmwoodwalker@sbcglobal.net

           We look forward to joining with you to learn, praise and worship the Lord.

Lake Country District Lay Servant and Leadership Weekend Schedule
Cross Point Camp – South of Kingston, OK

Friday, Nov 20, 2015
                                                5:30 - 6:00 pm     Registration and Cabin Assignment in Dining Hall
                                                6:00 – 6:20 pm …………………Opening Devotion - Community Building
                                                6:20 - 7:00 pm ............……..Dinner
                                      7:00 - 8:15 pm                 Session 1.
                                                      8:15 - 8:30 pm........... Break
                                                      8:30 - 9:45              Session 2.
Saturday, Nov 21, 2015
                                                      7:20 - 7:40 am.....................Morning Praise
                                                      7:40 -8:15  am  ………………….Breakfast
                                                      8:30 - 10:00 am        Session  3.
                                                      10:00 - 10:15 am ...... Break                                                                
                                                      10:15 - 11:30 am        Session 4.
                                                      11:30 - 12:15    ……………........Lunch
                                                      12:15 – 2:00 pm         Session 5.
                                                  2:00 – 3:00  pm             Session 6.
                                                      3:00 – 3:20  pm…………Break
                                                      3:20 - 4:20 pm          Session 7.
                                                      4:20 – 5:00 pm                Consecration & Communion

                                                Please send this portion to district office.

I have read and understand the requirements for certification and re-certification of Lay Servant as set forth in Paragraph 266-269 of The Book of Discipline, 2012 and hereby apply for training.
Name ______________________________Local Church _______________________
Address ___________________________  City/Zip        _______________________
Work Phone   _______________________   Cell Phone     _______________________
E-Mail _____________________________ Home Phone  _______________________
Recommended By Local Administrative Board or Charge Conference on this
 Date:_______________     Registrant’s Local Pastor Signature: ___________________________
                                                                                                             (required signature)
            Check Course Registration:
            ____ Basic Course 
            ____ Advanced Course        for District Certification (Have completed Basic Course)
              ____ Clergy CEU credit

Complete and return this form before Nov. 16, 2015  with $55 check to:

Lake Country UMC District Office
P.O. Box 986
McAlester, OK. 74502-0986

If you are a musician in your local church and are interested in helping with worship during the weekend, please let us know.  ________Instrumentalist/What Instrument(s);  _______ Vocalist;  ___Song Leader; Other considerations: ___Handicapped assistance; ___Special sugar free diet. __I plan to spend the night.        ___I do not plan to spend the night at Cross Point.

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