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Lay Servant Ministry Class

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 Lay Servant Ministry class participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership and remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices. Lay Servant Ministry classes help us to journey through intentional discipleship.

Classes are $20.00 each, which includes lunch. Books will need to be purchased separately. You are responsible for your own lodging.

 United Methodist Heritage Class

Location: Central United Methodist Church, Rogers

Teacher: TBA

Date: May 18, 2019

Time: 9am-5pm

Cost: $20 registration fee/Lunch included

Deadline to register was May 5th

MAY 18th:

Check-In 8:00-8:45am

AM Session 9:00am-12:00pm

Lunch 12:00-1:00pm

PM Session 1:00-5pm


Explore a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of the United Methodist Church as defined in Part II of The Book of Discipline. Uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as you embrace the United Methodist way. 

Living Our Beliefs is essential reading for prospective members, new members and long time members alike! As one reviewer says, "Bishop Carder invites us to both understand and live our beliefs. With deep understanding of Wesley's teaching, he inspires us to practice what we preach. That is the United Methodist way."


Before our class meets, please purchase the book Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder.  It is available from Cokesbury [ or by calling 800-672-1789] and from other sellers. Please read the class book, and write at least one double spaced page (but not more than two pages) on ONE of the following topics:

1.  The history of my local United Methodist Church, concluding with why I am proud of my church's heritage.


2.  My family's religious heritage, concluding with how it has influenced who I am today. 

For class credit to be given for Lay Servant Ministries, you must turn in your assignment.

Bring your Bible and the class book to class, along with a notebook or journal and a pencil or pen.  Come prepare with the class, as we all learn from each other. 


  1. Pay for the class by:

    a. Pay online- Click the DONATE BUTTON

    b. Bring payment to the Central UMC Office

    c. Mail a check to Central United Methodist Church, Attn: Lay Servant Ministries, 2535 W New Hope Rd., Rogers, AR 72758