9:00 Class begins
For Planning Purposes the Registration Deadline is: Thursday, February 16, 2017
$15 registration fee will include lunch.
YOU are responsible for obtaining your own materials for the class. REGISTER USING THE ATTACHED FORM
Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church
Leading change in local churches is hard. Bestselling author, Thom Rainer spells out a path for effectively leading change in today’s culture. The purpose of the class is to use the Rainer experiences and methods to help hone leadership skills to better lead change in your church. Major changes are needed in most churches to best accomplish the mission. Many members have become highly change resistant. Rainer reminds us that the Gospel is at stake. Eternal lives are at stake. He casts his book as a catalyst in learning to lead for difference making change in your church. The goal of the class is to capture that “catalyst” and take it home with you to your home church.
Course Materials: Who Moved My Pulpit? Leading Change in the Church , by Thom Rainer
Course Leader: Mike Mowrer is a lifelong United Methodist having spent the last 40 years in First UMC-Kennett, Mo. During the last ten years Mike has become involved in local, district and online Lay Leadership Development Classes and lay servant/speaker activities. His emphasis lies in church growth and finding paths to accomplish the UM mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Mike is an attorney and Municipal Judge in Kennett.
Unbinding The Gospel
This class will help us understand how we can use the concepts in Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese, in order to focus on real life evangelism in our churches today. During this session, we will discuss the importance of being prepared to share our own personal experiences with God, and with others who may not already know God or know of his saving grace.
Course Materials: Unbinding the Gospel” by Martha Grace Reese
Course Leader: Mike Rushing is currently serving the Southeast District as Lay Leader. Mike has been a lay leader in his local congregation-New McKendree UMC and has been involved with the Lay Leadership Development program in the SE District. He has facilitated numerous classes throughout the SE District. He has a passion for providing laity with leadership development skills.
Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus
Are you a follower of Jesus? Don’t answer to quickly. You may indeed be a passionate, fully devoted follower of Jesus. Or, you may be just a fan who admires Jesus … In any case, don’t take the question –Are you a follower of Jesus? –lightly. This session will use the book Not a Fan to consider the demands and rewards of being a true disciple.
Course Materials: Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman
Course Leader: Denny Callen is currently serving as Lay Leader in his congregation, Eastwood Memorial UMC in Caruthersville. He has assisted in presenting at the Lay Leadership Development sessions. He is a certified Lay Servant in the Southeast District.
Basic Lay Servant Training
The Basic Course for Lay Servant Ministries is the first step for many who are beginning their faith journey or who are striving for a closer relationship with God. This course is designed to familiarize the participant with areas of ministry, providing an opportunity to explore each one.
Course Materials: Lay Servant Ministries Participants Book by Sandy Zeigler Jackson
Course Leader: Sherie Wymore is currently serving as Lay Minister for two area congregations She has been a certified Lay Speaker for many years and is interested in helping others discern their call.