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Northwest District Lay Servant Academy

March 14, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 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:  $15 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:
Attn:  Lisa Timmerman
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, #300
Indianapolis, IN 46280

Registration deadline:  March 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by 11:59 pm on March 9, 2020 to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.

NOTE:  Required book must be read prior to the class.


Class Choices:

  • 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 Joe Boggs; Book:  Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson & Brian Jackson DR627*978-0-88177-626-3; Cost for book $11, available through n Amazon or Bookstore.UpperRoom.org  Kindle version $9.99 through Amazon.
  • Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity, required for Certified Lay Speaker).  This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church.  Instructor:  Rev. Jason Rice.  Book:  Polity, Practice & the Mission of the United Methodist Church by Thomas E Frank.  Cost for the book is $18.99 through Amazon or Bookstore.UpperRoom.org  Kindle version is $16.19 through Amazon.  A copy of the 2016 Book of Discipline is recommended.
  • Leading Bible Study – This course opens a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation.  Instructor: Rev. Michelle White  Book:  Biblical Interpretation:  A Roadmap by Sharon Ringe and Frederick Tiffany, 9780687016082, Cost $14.97 (Kindle version $14.22) through Amazon or $19.49 through Bookstore.UpperRoom.org

For more information contact Lynn Nelson at nelson@cosumc.org


March 14, 2020
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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