East District Spring Lay Servant Academy

April 16, 23 and 30, 2023

2:00 pm - 5:30 pm (ET)

Albany UMC

125 N Broadway St

Albany 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:  $20.00 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, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by 11:59 pm on April 12, 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 also learn a few best practices as a church leader for mission and ministry in the community—and in your daily life. Expect to have fun along the way! You will need to order this textbook:  Lay Servant Ministries Participant's Book, by Sandy Ziegler Jackson & Brian Jackson ISBN: 978-0-88177-626-3
  • Leading Prayer Advanced Course: Public Prayer - Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participants grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and enrich their personal prayer life. You will need to order this textbook: Shaping the Prayers of the People: The Art of Intercession by Samuel Wells & Abigail Kocher ISBN: 978-0-8028-7097-1
  • Preaching Advanced Course: From Your Heart to Theirs (Delivering an Effective Sermon) - 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 this textbook:  From Your Heart to Theirs by Tony Franks & David Carroll ISBN: 978-0-88177-536-5

Doors open at 1:30pm and Opening Worship will start at 2:00pm.

Class time will be 2:30pm-5:30pm.

Closing Recognition Ceremony & Communion 5pm on April 30th.

Family and friends are invited to join us for this special worship time.

Since 2020, textbooks will no longer be provided by the Conference. We have lowered the cost of each class to reflect this change. This will allow you to choose the format you prefer (print, e-book, etc.).

Textbooks may be ordered via: www.amazon.com or www.cokesbury.com

PDF-only texts may be ordered via: Bookstore.UpperRoom.org