West District Lay Servant Academy

April 13, 2024

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

Linton First UMC

150 2nd Street NE

Linton 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: April 12, 2024 at 11:59 pm (ET)

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by 11:59 pm on April 12, 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:  From Your Heart to Theirs:  Delivering an Effective Sermon by Tony Franks and David Carroll  • DR536 • 978-0-88177-536-5 • $6.00

  • Advanced: Lay Pastoral Caregiving - This course offers insights into the lifespan and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others. You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: Participant’s Book – Lay Pastoral Care Giving, by Tim Farabaugh • DR554 • 978-0-88177-554-9 • $18.00

  • Advanced: Leading Worship - This course focuses on the ministry of the lay servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship. You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: Participant’s Book – Worshiping with United Methodists, by Hoyt L. Hickman • AB526 • 978-0-687-33526-8 • $11.99 (Kindle, $9.99)

Participants must order their own book. Books available at www.Cokesbury.com and on www.Amazon.com. Order book more than two weeks prior to class to ensure delivery and time to read before class.