Classes will take place on Saturday March 28th 10am-5pm & Sunday, March 29th 1pm-5pm
- Introduction to Lay Ministry: The Basic Course – 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. Instructor: Pastor Nate Eckert. Book: Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson & Brian Jackson DR627*978-0-88177-626-3. Cost for the book $11.00, available through Amazon.com or Bookstore.UpperRoom.org; Kindle version $9.99 through Amazon.
- Leading Worship (required for Certified Lay Speaker). This course focuses on the ministry of the lay servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship. Instructor: Rev. Jeff Smith. Book: Worshiping with United Methodists (Revised) by Hoyt Hickman. AB526*978-0-68733-526-8. Cost $11.99 through Bookstore.UpperRoom.org, $13.01 through Amazon. Kindle Version $10.99 through Amazon.
- Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century – This is a practical guide for building ministry for older adults. Instructor: Pastor Brenda McIntosh. Book: Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. DR540*978-0-88177-540-2. Cost $13.00 through Bookstore.UpperRoom.org or Amazon (used books available through Amazon).
NOTE: Required book must be read prior to the class.