East District Lay Servant Academy

October 16 & 23, 2021

9:00 am - 3:00 pm (ET)

Richmond Central UMC

1425 E Main Street

Richmond IN


Cost:  $20 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:  Maximum number of registrants per class or October 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm 

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by 11:59 pm on October 13, 2021 to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.


Class Choices:

  • 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 Participants Book Authors:  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 Authors: 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:  Authors: Tony Franks & David Carroll ISBN: 978-0-88177-536-5
  • Advanced Course: Connectional Living and Connectional Giving - This course helps lay servants understand and share the world transforming power of connectional giving rooted in the biblical /Wesleyan tradition.  You will need to order this textbook:  Simple Rules for Money: John Wesley on Earning, Saving and Giving Author: James A. Harnish ISBN: 978-1-4267-2722-1

Doors will open at 8:30 am and Opening Worship will start at 9:00 am.

Class time will be 9:30 am - 3:00 pm with a 1-hour lunch break (lunch provided).

Closing Recognition Ceremony & Communion 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on October 23rd.

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