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2019 District Directors of TN Conference

For more information or questions, please contact: Dianne Holland: Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries, (931) 540-8411 |

The Memphis and Tennessee Conferences have joined together to offer Basic and Advanced Lay Servant Training.  These courses will be offered via zoom and are available to our laity from both sides of the river!  We also encourage and welcome our Supply Pastors to join in this training. We are expanding our class sizes in order to accommodate as many students as possible.  To register, please contact the persons listed in the course descriptions below.

Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry: The Basic Course

Dates:  Nov. 30 and Dec. 3
Time:  6:00-9:00
Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson
To register, contact: Susan Davidson


Course:   Leading Worship. – Advanced Course

Dates and time:  Dec. 4  6:30 -9:00 and Dec. 5  8:00- 4:00
Book: Worshiping With the United Methodists by Hoyt Hickman
Contact: Rev. Samantha Hall

Course: Transforming Evangelism – Advanced Course

Dates and time: Dec.4   6:30-9:00 and Dec. 5 8:00-4:00
Book: Transforming Evangelism by Henry H. Knight and F. Douglas Powe
Contact: Andrew Halford


Course: Called to Preach – Advanced Course

Dates and time:  Jan 11 and Jan 14  6:00 -9:00
Book: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie
Instructor:  Dr. Phillip Cook
Contact:  Susan Davidson