West District Lay Servant Academy

November 30, 2024

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

Clinton First UMC

310 S 4th Street

Clinton IN

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 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 29, 2024 at 11:59 pm (ET)

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by 11:59 pm on November 29, 2024 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: Called to Preach - Called to Preach 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. Called to Preach is the required preaching course in the lay speaker track of study. You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: Participant’s Book – From Pew to Pulpit, by Clifton F. Guthrie • AB6660 • 978-0-687-06660-5 • $15.99 (Available in Kindle, $9.99) 

  • Advanced: Public Prayer - Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and enrich their personal prayer life. You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: Participant’s Book – Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession, by Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher • 978-0-8028-7097-1 • $13.49 (ePub, $15.00) Available at Cokesbury.com  

  • Advanced: 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: Participant’s Book – Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders by Marc Brown, Kathy Merry, John Briggs • DR881 • 978-0-88177-881-6 • $18.00 (ePub and Kindle, $9.99)