The North District Lay Servant Academy hosted by St. Johns United Methodist Church (UMC) in Kingman, Arizona will begin Friday, June 29, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and will continue Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A two-day basic course and a two-day advanced course will be offered.
Each Course Fee – $10
Registration Deadline – June 22, 2018
St Johns UMC
1730 Kino Avenue
Kingman, Arizona 86409
Introduction to Lay Ministry: The Basic Course
The course text is “Lay Servant Ministries” (ISBN 13:9780881776263) Completing this course is the first step in becoming a Certified Lay Servant. Participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship. Rev. Donald Hegeman and Heidi Herr, Co-instructors.
From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon – Advanced Course
The course text is “From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon,” Participant’s Book (ISBN 13:9780881775365). Moving beyond the basics of public speaking and the foundation necessary to 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, use the hymnal, and how to move from communication on paper to beyond the paper. Mort Tucker, Instructor
Participants are responsible for purchasing and reading the text in advance of the course. Both books are available from Cokesbury, The Upper Room, and Amazon.com. Check for best prices, free shipping, etc. Consider a group order with other class participants.
For more information, see Registration form or contact Allie Lakey, Registrar, 702-649- 6217, 702-217-5585,