IFD187 – Connecting and Leading Lay Volunteers in Ministry

IFD187 – Connecting and Leading Lay Volunteers in Ministry

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In this practical, interactive two week online workshop, participants will explore the Scriptural and Methodist foundations of the priesthood of all believers. They will discover their own spiritual gifts and learn how to help others discover and use their gifts. Participants will understand Jesus Christ’s servant leadership example, team ministry, and the strengths and challenges of their own and others’ leadership style. They will explore how to connect lay people in both church and daily life ministry. Participants will discover how to lead people in their growth as disciples through training, affirmation, recognition and evaluation of ministries. Lastly, they will learn about ministry tracking support systems.

Through assignments, reading, and discussion boards, participants engage with the material, their instructor, and fellow participants at a deeper level than lecture alone-and the time of day they study is flexible! Expect to spend about 10 contact hours total time on the course reading, writing assignments, and responding to others. 1.0 CEU is offered for course completion.

This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.

Price: $50.00

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Past participants in this course have said…

“The affirming and recognition pieces were great. Pamela did an excellent job of encouraging us, affirming our comments and drawing us out.”

“Great program and I hope to use what I learned to improve my church’s outreach lay activities, lay ministries and lay involvement. Thanks for a great program.”


Pamela Deck

Pamela Deck is a United Methodist Christian Educator who loves helping churches, groups, and individuals equip disciples and connect faith to real life! Based in the Western North Carolina Conference, her educational background includes a B.S. from Clemson University, Certificate in Business Administration from Isothermal Community College, and graduate work at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, for the Certified Associate in Christian Education in the United Methodist Church 1996. With over 30 years of experience in education ministry, she served as Staff Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator at Spindale United Methodist Church. Then, Pamela contracted with the United Methodist Publishing House as: Cokesbury Action Team Conference Leader and Marion District Representative; FaithHome for Parents Consultant; and National Workshop Presenter. Additional training includes Safe Sanctuaries, Transitions, Coaching, Liturgical Dance, and Equipping Ministry. Pamela’s website is and her Facebook page is

Pamela enjoys being involved at Spindale United Methodist Church as adult Sunday School co-leader, Praise in Motion dance leader, youth group co-leader, and lay leadership team. She is a member of the WNCC Christians Engaged in Faith Formation and Leadership Rutherford Board. Pamela serves as WNCC Recertification Registrar. Some favorite hobbies are travel, baking, reading, fashion and sewing, guitar, piano, and dance. Pamela lives with her husband and black lab mix and has an adult son and daughter. She looks forward to learning together with you soon!