East District Lay Servant Academy

June 19, 2021

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

New Castle First UMC

1324 Church Street, New Castle 

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

No Cancellations/No Refunds

Registration deadline:  Maximum number of registrants per class or June 13 at 11:59 pm


Classes offered:

  • 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; Authors:  Sandy Ziegler Jackson & Brian Jackson; ISBN: 978-0-88177-626-3
  • Polity Advanced Course:  Life Together in the United Methodist Connection - This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church.  A recent copy of the Book of Discipline would be helpful for this class.  You will need to order this textbook:  Polity, Practice, and the Mission of The United Methodist Church; Author:  Kenneth L. Carder; ISBN 978-0-687-33531-2
  • Heritage Advanced Course:  Living Our United Methodist Beliefs - 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.  You will need to order this textbook:  Living Our Beliefs:  The United Methodist Way; Author:  Kenneth Carder; ISBN: 978-0-88177-571-6
  • Advanced Course:  Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century - This is a practical guide for building ministry for older adults.  You will need to order this textbook:  Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century; Author:  Richard H. Gentzler, Jr; ISBN: 978-0-88177-540-2

Doors open at 7:30 am and Opening Worship will start at 8:00 am.

Class time will be 8:30 am - 4:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch break (lunch provided).

Closing Recognition Ceremony & Communion 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

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