North East District Spring 2018 Lay Servant Ministry Training

Classes will run on Friday, April 13, 2017 (6:30-9 p.m.) and Saturday, April 14, 2017 (8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.) with lunch and snacks provided. The classes will be held at New Life Community UMC | 11100 Wingate Road| Jacksonville, FL 32218. Class sizes are limited to 15 students per class. Be sure to register early. No walk-in registrations please. If you want to register by check, please call Pam at the District Office at 904-396-3026 and she will help you get registered.

This training is open to all. If you are seeking to receive certification of re-certification credits you must attend all 10 hours of the training. Registration will be open through April 3, 2018.

We are offering the following class selections (please note that you must purchase your own book in advance**):

  • Basic Lay Servant Class with Rev. David Preston - This basic course includes a study of what it means to be God’s called people and how we may be at work for God in our own communities. The course provides learning opportunities in three areas of service for lay speakers: leading, caring and communicating. Required Book: "Lay Servant Ministries" by Sandy Zeigler Jackson/Brian Jackson - ISBN # 978-0-88177-626-3**
  • Planning Worship with Rev. Lamont Hogans & Granardo Felix (Advanced Lay Servant) This course builds on the course Leading Worship, and is grounded in the principles and practices of worship planning. Required book – The Worship Workshop: Creative Ways to Design Worship Together by Marcia McFee – ISBN #978-0-68704-634-8**
  • Leading in Prayer with Tina Roach (Advanced Lay Servant) This course focuses on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in prayer, both public and personal. Required book – Let the Whole Church Say Amen! By Laurence Hull Stookey – ISBN #978-0-6870-9077-8**
  • Accountable Discipleship with Rev. Don Thompson (Advanced Lay Servant) This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understandings of grace, and the importance of the class leader in the development of the Methodist movement. Required book – Accountable Discipleship by Steven W. Manskar – ISBN #978-0-88177-339-2**
  • From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon with Rev. Steve Painter (Advanced Lay Servant) Moving beyond the basics of public speaking and the foundations necessary for preparing an engaging sermon, this course also includes types of sermons – from exegetical to topical for children’s sermons – as well as how to find a story, use the hymnal, and how to move from communication on paper to beyond the paper. Required book – From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon by Tony Franks and David Carroll – ISBN #978-0-88177-536-5**

**Please note all registrants are required to purchase their own book. Books will NOT be provided at the start of the training. Please be sure to order your book early so you can read the text prior to class. Books can be purchased at www.cokesbury.com; www.upperroom.org and through other sites such as Amazon. 

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*Please select your class:
Basic Lay Servant with Rev. David Preston
Leading in Prayer with Tina Roach
Planning Worship with Lamont Hogans & Granardo Felix
Accountable Discipleship with Rev. Don Thompson
From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon with Rev. Steve Painter
Basic Lay Servant with Rev. David Preston: There are only 12 available
Leading in Prayer with Tina Roach: There are only 13 available
Planning Worship with Lamont Hogans & Granardo Felix: There are only 14 available
Accountable Discipleship with Rev. Don Thompson: There are only 13 available
From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon with Rev. Steve Painter: There are only 12 available
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