Phone(662) 323-0198
Mail PO Box 1329
Starkville, MS 39760
Location 415 DR Martin Luther King JR DR
Starkville, MS 39759
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Monday         8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday        8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday   8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday       8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday           CLOSED

Starkville District 2021 Lay Servant Training Zoom Courses

April 06 2021

     We are excited to share that Minister Alberta Hendrix, our District Lay Servant Ministry Director, has put together an adaptive Basic Lay Servant Leadership Training class, Advanced Lay Servant classes and also for the first time a class for the District Certified Lay Ministers. These Training opportunities  will begin via Zoom on April 10th  and will run through Saturday through May 8th. These dates have been selected by each Instructor. 

     Due to the continued concern over in-personal gathering, these training opportunities have been adapted to replace the in-person annual Training Opportunity that was to take place April 10th at First UMC, Starkville. We thank the instructors for their willingness to give of their time, gifts and graces to make this possible for our District. Here is a list of the upcoming courses, dates, times and instructors which courses are available to anyone interested.

  • The cost is $25 per person which includes a class book or workbook.

  • There will be no pre or post work assignments.


A total of 8 hours of class time is required for Certification. Your certificate will be mailed following the notification  of your instructor.


2021 Starkville District Lay Servant Ministry Courses
April 10th  – May 1st 
(Make up dates: May 8th & 15th) 

  • (​No longer available)Rev. Sarah Windham:  “Called to Preach” (For Certified Lay Ministers) -  April 10  starting  8 am – 5 pm
  • (No longer available) Rev. Tom Potter:  “Lay Servant’s Lead into Conflict Resolution” - April 10 & 17 starting at  9 am – 1 pm
  • ​Mrs. Margaret Gibson:  “Spiritual Gifts” - April 17  starting at  8 am – 5 pm  (please complete: Spiritual Gifts Inventory (see view file below)
  • Rev. Gene Bramlett:  “Basic Adult Lay Servant Training” - April 17 & 24  starting at  9 am – 1 pm
  • (Only one book left) Rev. Eddie Hinton:  “Leading Worship” April 17 starting at  8 am – 2pm and April 18 starting at  2 to 4 pm
  • Mrs. Cheryl Denley: “Lay Pastor’s Congregation Care” April 24 starting at  8 am to 5 pm 
Register here and mail fee to: Starkville District Office | PO Box 1329 | Starkville, MS 39760
Deadline: Your fee and registration must be in by April 6th to receive your book via mail. Registration will be accepted at the District Office now thru April 8th.



Starkville District Office

415 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Starkville, MS 39759