Lay Servant Ministries course spotlight: Ministry with the Forgotten

Posted By Jim Minutelli on Mar 24, 2022 | 0 comments


Our Wesleyan District Lay Servant Ministry course spotlight today is on the Discipleship Ministries Advanced course, Ministry with the Forgotten: Dementia through a Spiritual Lens.
 
This is a new Lay Servant course from Discipleship Ministries and will equip lay servants & lay ministers to lead their congregations in ministry with people with dementia and those who care for them. It will enable participants to learn about dementia, see people with dementia as disciples of Jesus, and discover how to relate to them in a helpful manner.
 
This course is open to anybody interested, especially the Certified Lay Servant or Certified Lay Minister who is working on recertification.
 
Our instructor for this course is LouEllen Blake. Lou is a Certified Lay Servant in the WV Conference. She has been a Licensed Social Worker in the state of West Virginia for over 35 years and has worked more than 25 of those years with individuals affected with dementia.
 
Her current role is as the Volunteer Coordinator/Bereavement Coordinator and as-needed Social Worker with West Virginia Hospice in Buckhannon.
 
Lou holds a Bachelors in Social Work from Glenville State College, a Gerontology certification from West Virginia University and is a past certified presenter with the WV Alzheimer’s Association.
Lou is excited and very much looking forward to teaching this course.
 
If you are interested in this course, or any of the seven courses we are offering at this Spring’s Academy, please visit our website @ https://wesleyandistrictumc.org/…/wesleyan-district…/ to download a copy of the registration forms.
 
More questions? Contact the Wesleyan District office at 304-472-1095 or Jim Minutelli at 304-629-9398; minutellij@gmail.com.
 
Looking forward to seeing you all! There is still time to register!
 
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