Lay Speaking/Servant Ministry

Lay Speaking/Servant Ministry

Registration - UNITED METHODIST HERITAGE, led by Rev. Kim Goddard

Saturday, Sept. 12th, Registration deadline Sept. 8.


Registration - SPIRITUAL GIFTS, led by Rev. Michael Vaughn

 Saturday, Sept. 19th.  Registration deadline, Sept. 11.


Registration - United Methodist Polity, led by Rev. Jackie McGowan

Saturday, Sept. 26th. Registration deadline, Sept. 21


Registration - You Can Preach, led by Rev. Rob Tkach

Saturday, Oct. 10th.  Registration deadline, Sept. 23


       The Holston Conference Districts will offer a Basic Class and the Six Advanced Classes beginning in August until the first of November. Each district will offer one class with some districts offering multiple classes because of needs due to class sizes. These will be offered by ZOOM Meetings. The Basic Course will be offered on August 22, 2020 by the Scenic South District and will be instructed by Becky Hall. Tennessee Valley will offer Preaching led by Dennie Humphreys on August 29. 2020. The New River District will offer United Methodist Heritage led by Rev. Kim Goddard on September 12, 2020. Kim is their District Superintendent. The Appalachain District will United Methodist Polity on September 26, 2020 led by Rev. Jackie McGowan.  These classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and finish by 3:00 p.m. YOU MUST ORDER YOUR OWN BOOK. Each district will have a registration fee which will be very minimal. You will have to register before the deadlines in order to get you the information for each meeting. I will have all of the registration forms and dates once we get them. Please email at or call  at 865-776-0580.  More information on the other classes will be sent out, as they are made available.

     Several Lay Servants have completed all requirements to be a Certified Lay Speaker. The interview with the District Committee on Lay Speaking is all we have to do to get you complete. We want to insure that we do not miss anyone in these interviews. We want to recognize these accomplishments at District Conference. Please call  Bobby at 865-776-0580 or email


Bobby Stair

Director of Lay Servant Ministries