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Greater Southwest Lay Servant Courses
February 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 9, 2019
Lay Servant courses will be held on February 2 and 9 (snow date Feb 16) from 9am-3pm at Parchment UMC. (You must attend both full days to earn credit.)
Courses are free – provide your own book and lunch. Two courses will be offered:
Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course
Taught by Pastor Doug Tipken
Required book: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book by Sandy Jackson (ISBN: 978-0-88177-626-3)
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.
Called to Preach
Taught by Rev. Thom Davenport
Required book: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie (ISBN: 978-0-68706-660-5)
Called to Preach 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. (This course fulfills the “Preaching” category in the Certified Lay Speaker track of study.)
Register by Jan 25 by emailing course choice and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.