West District Spring 2022 Lay Servant Academy

April 23, 2022

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

Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church

307 Simpson Street

Greencastle IN


Join us for our Spring Lay Servant Academy.  At this time, we will be requiring masks.  Lunch will not be provided, so please pack your own lunch, snacks and drinks.

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 13, 2022 at 11:59 pm (ET)

Cancellation policy: cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by 11:59 pm on April 13, 2022 to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.


Select one class from these courses:

  • Introduction to Lay Ministry - The Basic Course - This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship.  Instructor: Alisa Isaacs-Bailey.  Participants Book - Lay Servant Ministries, Basic Course by Sandy Ziegler Jackson and Brian Jackson; DR626; 978-0-88177-626-3; $12.00, available in ePub and Kindle ($9.99)
  • Discover Your Spiritual Gifts - This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry.  Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts.  Instructor: Teddy Shuck.  Participants book: Each One a Minister, by William J Carter; DR375; 978-0-88177-375-0; $14.00, available in ePub and Kindle ($9.99)
  • Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (United Methodist Heritage) - This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness, and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today, and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st-century church.  Instructor: Lisa Tigg.  Participants book: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way, by Kenneth L. Carder; DR571; 978-0-88177-571-6; $13.00 available in ePub and Kindle ($9.99)
  • Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (United Methodist Polity) - This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church.  A copy of the 2016 Book of Discipline is recommended for both the online and text version of this course.  Instructor: Richard Shuck.  Participant's Book - Polity, Practice, and the Mission of The United Methodist Church by Thomas Edward Frank; AB531; 978-0-687-33531; $18.99
  • 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.  Instructor: Marilyn Culler.  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 available in ePub $15.00. Available at Cokesbury.com
  • 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.  Instructor: Joel Everson.  Participant's Book - From Pew to Pulpit, by Clifton F. Guthrie; AB6660; 978-0-687-06660-5 $15.99 available in Kindle, $9.99