*Below is a Flow Chart that will help you discern where God is calling you.  


 MODULE 1 – MARCH 9 & 30TH

Equipping God’s People – Module I class to be held at Mifflinburg UMC (279 Market St, Mifflinburg, PA  18744) on March 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Also, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You can find more information at the Lewisburg District Lay Servant Ministries website -

Or you may call Mifflinburg UMC at 570-966-2746





Take the next step in ministry. The Equipping God's People class is being taught at Mansfield First United Methodist Church so that we can learn, pray and consider how God may use us at this incredibly important time in history. Beginning in March, all 8 sessions will be taught on Saturday mornings.  Growing Effective Churches is a focus for our Susquehanna Conference.  It is through this emphasis that the class is made available to us. The purpose of the class is to give members the experience, purpose and tools for continuing to make UM congregations VITAL for our mission with God to love the world.


Ephesians 4:12 calls us “…to equip God's people for the work of sharing and building up the body of Christ...”


Classes to be held at Mansfield First United Methodist Church, 67 East Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, PA.  All classes will be held on Saturdays from 9 AM to 12:00 PM.


Listed below are the class dates:

March 3, 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13, 27 and May 11

Cost for the class is $25.00 per person.


The books required for the class are:

“Renovate or Die” by Bob Farr

“Simple Church” by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger

“The Externally Focused Church” by Rich Rusaw and Eric Swanson

“The Healthy Small Church” by Dennis Bickers


Books should be purchased in advance by students (available on Amazon or most bookstores).

Workbooks will be supplied.


Teachers:  Nancy Townsend (laity) from Lawrenceville Calvary UMC, Pastor Sean Smith from Mainesburg UMC and Pastor Bill Baker from Mansfield First UMC.


Please complete the registration form (in this email) and send to Mrs. Susan Heyler, Registrar, 317 Linck Hill Road, Morris, PA 16938-9554 by February 22, 2019 along with your payment of $25.  Checks can be made payable to “Williamsport District UMC”.