In this two-week, interactive course you will join your instructor and fellow learners on a journey of discovery! By reading, discussing, and engaging in practical exercises, participants will find that God gives spiritual grace gifts for two purposes: For you to uniquely serve on a personal level, and so that your gifts and the gifts of others may work together for the common good. In other words, spiritual grace gifts matter both to you and to the mission and ministry of the church. Whether you are exploring spiritual gifts for the first time or have already been serving from them and want to know more, this course will enhance your understanding of God’s divine, supernatural abilities given as special ministry tools to be used (if you choose) to love others.
Learners will need to obtain this book: For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts by Christine Harman
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This class has been approved by Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries. It is the “spiritual gifts” class required for Lay Speaker certification. (You are advised to contact your conference or district LSM office to make sure this course is approved for you.)
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Barbara Justis is a certified lay minister in the Virginia Annual Conference and is passionate about leading laity through their unique triple-D (discovery, development, and deployment) journey. She is the training coordinator and part of the teaching staff for her district Lay Servant Ministries program and excited to lead training for Nominations and Leadership Development Committee introduction to the Gifts-Based Ministry System while the team also implements components of the Simplified, Accountable Structure. She is a retired civil servant who served 42 years combined federal service, first with the United States Army and then NASA, where she committed to share her leadership and followership experience in her local church and district through the LSM Program. This included five years as a lay supply pastor for a small church in the new Coastal Virgina District. Barbara is a super-learner at BeADisciple.com, having completed 68 of her 101 accumulated CEUs through the online learning platform.