West District Lay Servant Academy

November 11, 2023

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (ET)

Gobin Memorial UMC

307 Simpson Street

Greencastle IN

Cost:  $15.00 per person

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:  November 10, 2023 at 11:59 pm (ET)

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by 11:59 pm on November 10, 2023 to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.

Select one class:

  • BASIC Lay Servant Ministries - This course is foundational for all courses in lay servant ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ their personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in constant spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship. You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: Lay Servant Ministries Participant's Book, by Sandy Ziegler Jackson & Brian Jackson ISBN: 978-0-88177-626-3

  • Preaching Advanced Course: From Your Heart to Theirs (Delivering an Effective Sermon) - PART 2: Continuation of class that began on Sept. 30. PART 1 for new participants. Moving beyond the basics of public speaking and the foundations necessary for preparing an engaging sermon, this course also includes types of sermons - from exegetical to topical to children’s sermons - as well as how to find a story, how to use the hymnal, and how to move from communication on paper to beyond the paper. You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: From Your Heart to Theirs by Tony Franks & David Carroll ISBN: 978-0-88177-536-5

  • Transforming Evangelism - This course leads participants to learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism. They 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. You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: Transforming Evangelism by Henry H. Knight III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr. DR485 • 978-0-88177-485-6 • $14.00 (ePub and Kindle, $9.99)

  • Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders – This course will guide lay servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality. You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders  by Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, John Briggs Participant’s Book • DR881 • 978-0-88177-881-6 • $18.00 (ePub and Kindle, $9.99)