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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders
This course will guide lay servants seeking to be more empowered to lead their congregations toward vitality.
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.
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.
Loving People and Planet in God's Name
- Where's the Justice? [.pptx]
- Voice for the Voiceless [.pptx]
- Presenter's script for the slides [.pptx]
Discipleship Begins with Relationship: Creating a Spiritual Growth Plan to See All The People
This course helps lay servant leaders understand and adapt an intentional discipleship plan for their church context using resources from the See All The People movement.
- DOWNLOAD the Leader Guide for Creating a Spiritual Growth Plan to See All the People (PDF)
- DOWNLOAD the PowerPoint for Creating a Spiritual Growth Plan to See All the People (.pptx)
Looking for the BASIC course? View and download it here »