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Lay Servant Ministries: Advanced Courses

Resources for Lay Servant Ministries courses, such as PPTs, are available here for download. These resources will be added to as the materials become available.

Leading Worship

This course focuses on the ministry of the lay servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship.

DOWNLOAD Leading Worship [.pptx]

Life Together in the United Methodist Connection

This course give participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church.

DOWNLOAD Life Together in the United Methodist Connection [.pptx]

Called To Preach

This course is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach in a pastor's absence.

DOWNLOAD Called to Preach [.pptx]

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs

At the end of this session, participants will be able to articulate an overview of the life and ministry of John Wesley and will gain an awareness of the place of doctrine in the missional movement known as Methodism. Participants will begin to see the history of Methodism by beginning a Methodist family tree.

DOWNLOAD Living Our United Methodist Beliefs [.pptx]

God's Mission...Our Journey

This course will provide participants with a better understanding of a holistic approach to participation in God's mission to the world and equip lay servants for more effective missional engagement in their communities and beyond.

DOWNLOAD God's Mission...Our Journey [.pptx]

Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution

Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and This course equips and empowers lay servants to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation.

DOWNLOAD Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution [.pptx]

Leading Missional Small Groups

This course teaches the Wesleyan way to form missional communities and congregations. It is based on the conviction that just as holiness of heart leads to holiness of life, it is communities of holy love that participate in God's mission to the world.

DOWNLOAD Leading Missional Small Groups [.pptx]

Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders

This course will guide lay servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality.

DOWNLOAD Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders [.pptx.]

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts

This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts.

DOWNLOAD Discover Your Spiritual Gifts [.pptx]

Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices

This video-based course helps lay servant leaders embrace and communicate a Wesleyan understanding of basic Christian practices (works of piety and mercy) as means of grace.

DOWNLOAD Opening Ourselves to Grace: The Means of Grace and Discipleship Participant Guide [.pdf]

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