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East District Winter 2020 Lay Servant Academy

February 23, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm


You are invited to join us for the Lay Servant Ministries Academy to begin or continue training for living out the call to make disciples for the transformation of our churches, communities, and world.

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Cost:  $20 per person; snacks will be provided.

Payment Information:  Visa and MasterCard accepted

Please print a copy of your registration for your receipt.

Check payments must be mailed within 7 days of registration.  Please include a copy of your invoice with your check.

Make checks payable to INUMC

Mail to:
Attn:  Lisa Timmerman
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, #300
Indianapolis, IN 46280

No cancellations/no refunds

Registration deadline:  February 2, 2020 at 11:59 pm

These classes are open to anyone!  However, you must be a member of a United Methodist congregation to become certified.


Doors open at 2:00 pm

Opening Worship 2:30 pm

Class Time 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing Recognition Ceremony & Communication

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on February 23rd

Family and friends are invited to join us for this special worship time.

Textbooks may be ordered via:



PDF only texts may be ordered via:


Class Choices:

  • Basic Lay Servant Ministries – This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ the personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership , developing future leaders, remaining rooted in constant spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their
    discipleship. You will also learn a few best practices as a church leader for mission and ministry in the community—and in your daily life. Expect to have fun along the way!  You will need to order this textbook: Lay Servant Ministries Participant’s Book; Authors: Sandy Ziegler & Brian Jackson ISBN: 978-0-88177-626-3
  • Leading Prayer Advanced Course:  Public Prayer – Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participants grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and enrich their
    personal prayer life.  You will need to order this textbook:  Shaping the Prayers of the People:  The Art of Intercession; Authors: Samuel Wells & Abigail Kocher; ISBN: 978-0-80287-097-1
  • Preaching Advanced Course:  Called to Preach – Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for
    pastors seeing a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach in a
    pastor’s absence. Called to Preach is the required preaching course in the lay speaker track of
    study.  You will need to order this text book: From Pew to Pulpit; Author:  Clifton F. Guthrie; ISBN: 978-0-68706-660-5

For more information contact Tricia Williams at tricia.williams@inumc.org


February 23, 2020
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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