North District Lay School Academy

September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 2023

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (CT)

Hebron UMC

202 W Church Street

Hebron 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:  September 8, 2023 at 11:59 pm (CT)

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to by 11:59 pm on September 8, 2023 to be eligible for a refund less processing fee.  No refunds after this date.

Select one class: 

  • Basic Course - This course is required for first time attendees.  Discover and employ your personal spiritual gifts as God intended.  Learn the worth of servant leadership.  Be rooted in good spiritual practices.  Led by Denise Parker, CLS, Book: “Lay Servant Ministries”; isbn 978-0-88177-626-3 $10-12

  • Preaching I – Called to Preach* - Begin to learn tools to create faithful, engaging sermons and learn skills to gain comfort in public speaking in all settings. Led by Pastor Tom Clark, Book:  From Pew to Pulpit, isbn 978-0-68706-660-5    $10-16

  • Preaching II* - Dig deeper into the skills learned in Preaching I.  Discuss types of sermons, using the hymnal, finding a story, and how to better communicate your thoughts. Led by Pastor Wayne Williams, Book: “From Your Heart to Theirs”, isbn 978-0-88177-536-5    $6

  • Justice in Everyday Life - Hear the church's views on the contemporary issues with which it is confronted today. The book covers topics such as: natural world, social community, economic community, political community, and the Biblical foundations for those decisions.  Led by Mike Settles, Book: “Social Principles of UMC” , isbn 978-1-50183-577-3    $4

  • Embracing Personal Prayer - Learn & practice the tools to deepen your relationship with the Lord through prayer.  Led by Peg Tenhave, CLS, Book: “Lord, Teach Us to Pray”, isbn 978-0-88177-570-9    $10

    * Both require the Basic Course and class size is limited to 8


NOTE: Students are required to purchase their own book prior to class.  Materials are available through,, and other online retailers.