LSA Materials

Below are materials required for the Lay Servant Academy coming on April 28, 2018. Please find your class below to see materials required for you to purchase and study before the event. 

 

 

BASIC LAY SERVANT CLASS – Led by Pastor Jon Overbey

This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship.

           

Required Materials:

                        Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Course Participant’s Book

                        By: Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson

                       

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Assignment: Purchase and read text before class. 

 


ADVANCED LAY SERVANT CLASS

PREACHING: Message Preparation and Delivery - Led by Pastor Rick Pressel

This course is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach in a pastor’s absence.

 

            Required Materials:

                        Go Preach! A Primer for Beginning Preachers

                        By: John P. Gilbert

                       

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Assignment: In addition to reading this text prior to the workshop, each participant should bring with them one additional resource book that they have found helpful to them in preparing sermons or that inspired them to consider preaching as their call. Each participant should be prepared by writing a very brief synopsis of the book and explain why they found it to be so helpful. 


ADVANCED LAY SERVANT CLASS

Leading Worship – Led by Rev. Aaron Wheaton

           

Required Materials:

                        Worshipping With United Methodists

                        By: Hoyt L. Hickman

                       

Available for purchase from:

Assignment: Purchase and read text before class. More assigned work will come after instructor receives student list at close of registration. 


ADVANCED LAY SERVANT CLASS

Lay Pastoral Care Giving – Led by Rev. Jim Roach

           

Required Materials:

                        Lay Pastoral Care Giving

                        By: Tim Farabaugh

                       

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Assignment: Purchase and read text. Write 2-3 paragraphs discussing your understanding of the role of the lay servant in pastoral care, to be turned in at class. 


ADVANCED LAY SERVANT CLASS

Heritage: Basic Beliefs / United Methodist Doctrinal Standards  - Led by: Rev. Dr. Arthur Collins

The purpose of this course is to acquaint the participant with the outlook and doctrines that Methodism inherited from the English Church Tradition, and also the distinctive contributions of Methodism to Christian practice and dogma.

Required Materials:

                        Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way

                        By: Ken Carter

                       

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Mere Christianity

                        By: C.S. Lewis

                       

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Assignment: Purchase and read both texts before class. 

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