West District Lay Servant Academy

September 30, 2023

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

Memorial UMC

2701 Poplar Street

Terre Haute IN

You are invited to participate in the Lay Servant Ministries Academy to begin or continue training for living out the call to make disciples of Jesus Christ 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 29, 2023 at 11:59 pm (ET)

Cancellation policy:   cancellations must be received via email to lisa.timmerman@inumc.org by 11:59 pm on September 29, 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 need to order and read this textbook in advance: Lay Servant Ministries Participant's Book, by Sandy Ziegler Jackson & Brian Jackson ISBN: 978-0-88177-626-3
  • Preaching Advanced Course: From Your Heart to Theirs (Delivering an Effective Sermon) - PART 1. (Part 2 concluding class Nov. 11.) 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 and read this textbook in advance: From Your Heart to Theirs by Tony Franks & David Carroll ISBN: 978-0-88177-536-5

  • POLITY: 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 this course.You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: The Method of Our Mission by Laceye C. Warner, Participant’s Book • AB717 • 978-1-4267-6717-3 • $23.00

  • Accountable Discipleship This course focuses on the concept of the household of God, Scripture as divine revelation, Wesleyan understandings of grace, and the importance of the class leader in the development of the Methodist movement. You will need to order and read this textbook in advance: Accountable Discipleship by Steven W. Manskar • DR339 • 978-0-88177-339-2 • $15.00 (ePub and Kindle, $9.99)