COPY OF: LAY SERVANT TRAINING

Location:  Prairie Chapel UMC, Highway 65, 5 miles North of Urbana, MO  65767

Date:  Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Registration Closes on Thursday, May 16, 2019

 

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TRANSFORMING EVANGELISM - An advanced course that leads the participant to learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evanagelism.  You will discover that evangelism involves not only sharing our faith with others, but also welcoming people into a community where they can grow in faith.  Led by Pastor Jeff Cole / Prairie Chapel UMC.  Course Book:  "Transforming Evangelism" by Henry H. Knight, III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr.

LEADING MISSINAL SMALL GROUPS - This advanced class teaches the Weslyan way to form missional communities and congregations.  It is based on the conviction that just as holiness of heart leads to holiness of life, it is communities of holy love that particpate in God's mission in the world.  Led by Larry Johnson, Branson UMC.  Course Book:  "Transforming Community" by Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Power, Jr.

BASIC - This is the basic course required for all levels of recognition in Lay Servant Ministries.  It will familiarize you with Leading, Caring and Communicating ministries and give you a chance to explore each one.  Upon completion of this course, we hope that you will have a basic knowledge of what it means to be Methodist and an idea about which area of ministry God is calling you to pursue.  Led by Rev. Marsha Vincent/Sleeper UMC.  Course Book:  "Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant's Book" by Sandy and Brian Jackson.

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DEVOTIONAL LIFE - An advanced course that covers, among other topics, prayer - Scripture - The Lord's Supper - and fasting.  All major features in John Wesley's Devotional LIfe.  You will learn how you can apply Wesley's ministry in your life. Led by Pastor Robert Sefrit/Marshfield UMC.  Course Book:  "Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition" by Steve Harper

CALLED TO PREACH - An advanced class designed for lay servants who are called upon to preach in the pastor's absence.  The class will help build your confidence and you will be prepared to fill the pulpit.  Led by Pastor Kris Keller/King's Way UMC.  Course Book:  "From Pew to Pulpit" by Clifton Guthrie

CONFLICT RESOLUTION - Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and Lay Servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation.  Led by Greg Weaver/District Lay Leader.  Course Book:  "The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation" by Thomas Porter

BASIC - This is the basic course required for all levels of recognition in Lay Servant Ministries.  It will familiarize you with Leading, Caring and Communicating ministries and give you a chance to explore each one.  Upon completion of this course, we hope that you will have a basic knowledge of what it means to be Methodist and an idea about which area of ministry God is calling you to pursue.  Led by Rev. Marsha Vincent/Sleeper UMC.  Course Book:  "Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant's Book" by Sandy and Brian Jackson.

Devotional Life ($15)
Called to Preach ($15)
Conflict Resolution ($15)
Basic ($15)
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