Below are materials required for the Lay Servant Academy coming on March 30, 2019. Please find your class below to see materials required for you to purchase and study before the event.

AnchorBASIC 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. 


AnchorADVANCED LAY SERVANT CLASS

You Can Preach! – 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. 


AnchorADVANCED LAY SERVANT CLASS

Leading Worship – Led by Rev. Jim Roach

Required Materials:

Worshipping With United Methodists
By: Hoyt L. Hickman

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


AnchorADVANCED LAY SERVANT CLASS

Lay Pastoral Care Giving – Led by Ann Thomas

Required Materials:

Lay Pastoral Care Giving
By: Tim Farabaugh

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Assignment: Purchase and read text. Additional assignments may come from the instructor after registration closes.


AnchorADVANCED 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. 


AnchorADVANCED LAY SERVANT CLASS

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts – Led by Kate Biggs

Required Materials:

Each One A Minister
By: William J. Carter

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Assignment: Purchase and read text. Additional assignments may come from the instructor after registration closes.


AnchorADVANCED LAY SERVANT CLASS

Leading In Prayer – Led by Lisa Trigg

Required Materials:

Let the Whole Church Say Amen!
By: Laurence Hull Stookey

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Assignment: Purchase and read text. Additional assignments may come from the instructor after registration closes.