Northwest District In-Person Lay Servant Academy

Cross Wind UMC, 616 N State Road 25, Logansport, IN, United States

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. This is a one day in person Lay Servant Academy. Registrants can attend only one class and must be present the entire day. Click here to learn more and register. 

Lay Servant Academy Cross Wind UMC, Logansport

Cross Wind UMC, 616 N State Road 25, Logansport, IN, United States

Lay Servant Academy Classes/ for NW District LSA at Cross WInd 3/4/2023 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 Barbara Kleinofen, Certified Lay Speaker.  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. Living Our United Methodist Beliefs: This course is REQUIRED for those seeking to become Certified Lay Speakers or Certified Lay Ministers. This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got to where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in […]

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