Trained Lay Minister Course
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:30 AM to Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 PM

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Conference Center
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691

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Scott Gessford

Certified Lay Ministers are meant to enhance to quality of ministry to small-membership churches and to expand team ministry in churches. Certified Lay Ministers preach the Word, provide a care ministry to the congregation, assist in program leadership, and are to be a witness to the community as part of a ministry team with the supervision and support of a clergyperson.

Worship starts everyday at 8am. Class starts at 8:30 and will end around 5pm everyday. Please come ready to worship and learn. Cost for the class is $600 plus you are responsible for your travel, food and room. PLEASE ASK YOUR CHURCH IF THEY ARE ABLE TO HELP YOU WITH THESE COSTS! If you have any questions please contact Scott Gessford at

Please submit applications (below) to TaniQua Lightsy at 1350 Halyard Dr., West Sacramento, CA 95691 or scan and email to

Schedule for March 16-20, 2020
Monday March 16- Preaching (Blake Busick)
Tuesday March 17- Deeper Into the Bible (Rod Brayfindley)
Wednesday March 18- Morning- Mod 1- Covenant- (Micheal Pope)
Wednesday March 18- Afternoon-Wesley Heritage (Craig Brown)
Friday March 20- Worship (George Edd-Bennet)
Thursday March 19- Faith Formation (Craig Brown/ Motoe Yamada Foor)
Schedule for April 20-24, 2020
Monday April 20- Morning- Preaching Practicum (Blake, etc)
Monday April 20- Afternoon- District Superintendent Day (All D.S.’s welcomed)
Tuesday April 21- Pastoral/Congregational Care Giving (Betty Weiser)
Wednesday April 22- Morning- Pastoral/Congregational Care Giving (Betty Weiser)
Wednesday April 22- Afternoon- UM Connection, Beliefs, Living (Craig Brown-)
Thursday April 23- Leadership and Administration (Craig Brown-)
Friday April 24- Morning- UM Culture (Scott Gessford)
Friday April 24- Afternoon- Recap, Take-A-Ways, etc (Scott Gessford)
Attached Files

Application for the Trained Lay Minister Program