The basic class will familiarize you with Leading, Caring and Communicating ministries and concentrates on the ministry of the laity in the UMC. The preaching course focuses on the principles of lay speaking, including sermon preparation, delivery and scripture study in preparation for preaching. Registration is $10 and each student must purchase their own book for the the respective course. Courses run concurrently. Contact the Southwest District Office or Mitch Ross for details.