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Basic & Advanced Lay Servant Classes (Appleton)
Saturday, November 02, 2019, 09:00am - 03:00pm

FALL 2019 Lay Servant Ministry Classes
November 2 and 9, 2019, 9am-3pm

Are you a Lay Servant, Certified Lay Servant, or Certified Lay Speaker? Are you interested in developing your spiritual gifts? The Northeast District is offering five classes held at the same time!

To register, please email the teacher of the class you'd like to attend to introduce yourself and give your contact information. A link for the book you will need to purchase for that class is provided below each teacher's name.  Please register with your teacher and purchase your book no later than Monday October 21, 2019.  Both days must be attended in order to earn credit toward Lay Servant Certifications.

Basic Class.  This is the foundational class to become a Lay Servant and learn more about your gifts and opportunities to use them as a servant leader.
Teachers: Pastors Laura Riemer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and Robb McClintock. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Book: https://bookstore.upperroom.org/Products/DR626/lay-servant-ministries-basic-course-participants-book.aspx

Preaching Class. This is one of 6 advanced classes required to become a Certified Lay Servant or Speaker (or anyone wanting specialized training) to help develop a deeper understanding and practice of preaching.
Teachers: Pastor Amy Powell and Ron Powell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Book: https://www.cokesbury.com/From-Pew-to-Pulpit-1

Polity Class.  This is one of 6 advanced classes required to become a Certified Lay Servant or Speaker (or anyone wanting specialized training) that helps explain the why and how United Methodists are so "methodical" in our "holy conferencing" and are connected beyond the local church to improve and increase our witness to the world.
Teacher: Pastor David Leistra. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Book: https://www.cokesbury.com/product/9781426767173/the-method-of-our-mission/?rank=0&txtSearchQuery=the+method+of+our+mission

Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century. This is an advanced class for Certified Lay Speakers or anyone wanting specialized training to start and/or lead ministry to older adults that helps foster growth in their faith and fruitfulness.
Teacher: Barbara Mamorow. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Book: https://bookstore.upperroom.org/Products/DR540/aging-and-ministry-in-the-21st-century.aspx

Heritage (History) Class. This is one of 6 advanced classes required to become a Certified Lay Servant or Speaker (or anyone wanting specialized training) to help develop a deeper understanding of the history of the Methodist Church.
Teachers: Pastor Rebecca Voss This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and Markus Wegenast This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Book: https://bookstore.upperroom.org/Products/DR571/living-our-beliefs.aspx

For more information about these five classes offered on November 2 and 9, please contact Paul Schumacher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Location - Appleton First UMC, 325 East Franklin Street, Appleton, WI

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