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North Central District Lay School Academy

September 23, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

North Central District Lay School Academy
September 23, 2023
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (ET)
Kemp UMC
228 N Main St
Tipton, IN
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.
Cost:  $25.00 per person
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:
INUMC
Attn:  Lisa Timmerman
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, #300
Carmel, IN 46280
Registration deadline:  September 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm
Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by 11:59 pm on September 16, 2023 to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.
Classes are open to anyone interested.  It is expected participants will be present for the entire day.  Participants are expected to have read the required book and to have completed the pre-class assignment prior to the event.  Participants can participate in only one class.
Select one class:
Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course – This course is required for those seeking to become a Certified Lay Servant, a Certified Lay Speaker, or a Certified Lay Minister.  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.  The instructor is Kimberly Arnott, Certified Lay Minister.  The required text is: Lay Servant Ministries-Basic Course by Sandy Zeigler Jackson and Brian Jackson.  It is available through Amazon for $11.00 and in Kindle version.  Participants are required to read the book prior to the class.
Leading Worship – This course is required for those seeking to become Certified Lay Speakers.  For United Methodists, worship is formative and can revitalize people’s lives.  This course focuses on the ministry of the lay servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship.  The instructor is the Rev. Dr. Brian White.  The required text is: Worshiping with United Methodists by Hoyt l. Hickman, revised edition.  It is available through Amazon for $14.39 or in Kindle version for $9.99.  Participants are required to read the book prior to the class.
Climate Justice – This class is open to all who are interested in climate care and invites you to seek climate justice, which means setting right our relationships with each other and the earth.  This study will challenge you to see what needs to happen for climate justice to become a reality in the world today – and understand the urgency of these changes.  The instructor is Rev. Amber Good.  The required student book is:  Climate Justice: A Call to Hope and Action edited by Pat Watkins, 2nd Edition.  This book is free on Kindle if you have Kindle Unlimited or the Kindle version is $95 through Amazon.  Here is the link to order a paperback copy of the book:  https://uwfaithresources.org/prodDetail.cfm?productID=9905&catid=2175