Homework will be assigned by instructors, a few weeks prior to the class date. Please purchase your own book. Cost per course is $15. Lunch will be provided.
Please visit http://northwestdistrictumc.org/resources/lay-servant-ministries to get a registration form.
The Basic Course, using Lay Speaking Ministries: Basic Course Participants Book, by S. Zeigler-Jackson & B. Jackson, is the foundation for all advance courses. Participants are encouraged to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders and remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices.
Spiritual Gifts using the book, Each One a Minister: Using God’s Gifts for Ministry, by William J. Carter is designed to encourage individuals to discover Gods call to ministry in their own lives, encourage practical ways of using gifts in ministries in our congregations and in our communities. An ideal resource for those seeking to identify and use their gifts in meaningful ways.
Leading Prayer, using the book, Let the Whole Church Say Amen! by Laurence Hull Stookey For many people, prayer remains a mystery, and praying in public is a test of faith left to the “professionals” of the church. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in prayer, both public and personal.