Northwest District Called to Preach

In person or via Zoom

October 19, October 26, 2024 and November 9, 2024

9:00 am - Noon (ET)

Congress Street UMC

2010 Congress St.

Lafayette, Indiana​​​​​​

You are invited to join us for the Lay Servant Ministries Academy to begin or continue training for living out the call to make disciples for the transformation of our churches, communities, and world.

Cost: $15.00

Payment Information:  Visa and MasterCard accepted

Please print a copy of your registration for your receipt.

Check payments must be mailed within 7 days of registration.  Please include a copy of your invoice with your check.

Make checks payable to INUMC

Mail to:
Attn:  Lisa Timmerman
301 Pennsylvania Parkway, #300
Carmel, IN 46280

Registration deadline: October 12, 2024 at 11:59 pm (ET)

Cancellation policy: cancellations must be received via email to by 11:59 pm (ET) on October 12, 2024 to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.


Called to Preach - This class meets the preaching requirement for those seeking to become Certified Lay Speakers. It 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. The required text is: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie. It is available through Amazon for $13.49 and in Kindle version for $9.99. The instructor is Rev. Dan Berger. The class will be on Zoom or in person at Congress Street UMC. You must choose if you will attend in person or on Zoom during registration.