The Red River District will offer Basic and Advanced Lay Servant Training at Gordon Memorial UMC on February 11 and 18, 2023.  These courses will be offered in person and are available to our laity from the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference.  We also welcome our supply pastors to join in this training. To register, contact: Bruce Myers at or 931-206-2562.


Each course meets on two consecutive Saturdays in the 8:30 AM-3:30 PM time frame.  The exact schedule will be shared later. There is no cost other than the price of the textbook.  A link to order the book will be provided with registration. Lunch will be served on both days.  Weather issues could force us to reschedule or switch to an online format.  Students should monitor course emails carefully.  The church is conveniently located just off I40 in West Nashville.


Church Address:     Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church

                                 2334 Herman Street

                                 Nashville, TN 37208


Course: Basic Course in Lay Servant Ministries — Basic Course

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Paula Smith

Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson

To register, contact: Bruce Myers Cell 931-206-2562


Course:   Preaching – Advanced Course

Instructor: Rev. Sonnye Dixon

Book: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie

To register, contact: Bruce Myers Cell 931-206-2562


Course:   Discover Your Spiritual Gifts – Advanced Course

Instructor: TBA

Books: :  Each One a Minister by William J. Carter

To register, contact: Bruce Myers Cell 931-206-2562