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Washington East District Lay Servant Academy

2018 Washington East District Lay Servant Academy

The Washington East District has many dates/locations to choose from. Register for any of the following through the button below:
Feel free to register for more than one class.

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Web/Registration title: Basic

Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course
Instructor: Rosalind Pinkney, CLS, District Lay Leader
Location: Mt. Zion  UMC, Mt. Zion Church Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Dates and time: Friday, April 27, 5-9 p.m. AND Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2018. 

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Instructor: June Fauber, CLM
Location: St. Paul’s UMC, 6634 St. Barnabas Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Dates and times: Tuesdays, April 24-May 22, 7-9 p.m.                 
Registration Deadline: April 10, 2018

In this course, participants are assisted in discerning and responding to God’s particular call on their lives. Students are encouraged to recognize and employ their spiritual gifts for the church to become what God intended them to be. It offers guidelines for optimal communication in leadership. It also presents types of ministries in which lay servants may be effective leaders. Required Text: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course; Sandy Ziegler Jackson and Brian Jackson, ISBN: 9780881776263 $11.00


Web/Registration title: Planning Worship

Planning Worship
Instructor: Rev. Joan Jones
Location: Mt. Zion UMC, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Dates and times: Mondays, April 9-May 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2018.

This course builds on the course Leading Worship and it is grounded in the principles and practices of worship planning. Required Text: The Worship Workshop: Creative Ways to Design Worship Together. Marcia McFee. ISBN: 9780687046348  $12.99


Web/Registration title: Leading Worship

Leading Worship
Instructor: Linda Flanagan, CLM
Location: St. Paul UMC, 6634 St. Barnabas Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Dates and Times: Tuesdays, April 24-May 22, 7-9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2018

This course focuses on the ministry of the Lay Servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worshipRequired text: Worshiping with United Methodists (REVISED). Hoyt Hickman. Thomas Porter.  ISBN: 9780687335268  $11.99

 


Web/Registration title: Justice

Justice in Everyday Life
Instructor: Rev. Patricia Allen 
Location: Mt. Zion UMC, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Dates and times: Friday, May 4, 5-9 p.m. AND Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2018

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Instructor: Pastor Kermit Moore
Location: Providence-Fort Washington UMC, 10610 Old Fort Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
Dates and Times:  Friday, April 27, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2018

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Instructor: Pastor Jeanne Parr
Location: La Plata UMC, 3 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, MD 20646
Dates and Times: Friday, July 13, 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, July 14,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2018

This course looks at the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church. Required Text: Social Principles of The United Methodist Church.  ISBN: 9781501835773  $3.99


Web/Registration title: Preaching

Called to Preach!
Instructor: Rev. Katie Paul
Location: Mt. Zion UMC, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Dates and Times: Mondays, April 9 to May 7, 7-9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2018

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.  Required Text: From Pew to Pulpit. Clifton F. Guthrie ISBN: 978-0881773750  $10.71 (Cokesbury)

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From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon
Instructor: Rev. Dorothea Stroman
Location: Clinton UMC, 10700 Brandywine Rd., Clinton, MD 20735
Dates and Times: Tuesdays, April 24-May 22, 7-9 pm
Registration Deadline: April 13, 2018.

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 and 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. Required text:  From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon. Tony Franks and David Carroll. ISBN:  9780881775365   $6.00


Web/Registration title: Evangelism

Transforming Evangelism
Instructor: Vernona Colbert, CLM
Location: Mt. Zion UMC, 27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Dates and Times: Mondays, April 9-May 7   7-9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2018

This course leads participants to learn from John Wesley how to practice relational evangelism. They will discover that evangelism involves not only sharing our faith with others but also welcoming people into a community where they can grow in faith. Required Text: Transforming Evangelism. Henry H. Knight, III and F. Douglas Powe, Jr. ISBN: 9780881774856 $14.00


Web/Registration title: Polity

Life Together in the United Methodist Connection
Instructor: Pastor Joan Jones
Location: St. Paul UMC, 6634 St. Barnabas Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Dates and Times: Thursdays, April 26-May 24, 7-9 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2018. 

This course gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church. (A copy of the 2016 Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church is recommended for this course.) Required text: The Method of Our Mission. Laceye C. Warner. ISBN: 9781426767173 $23.00 


Web/Registration title: Conflict Resolution 

Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution
Instructor: Julie Flinchum, CLS
Location: Good Shepherd UMC, 305. E. Smallwood Dr., Waldorf, MD 20602
Dates and Times:  Friday, May 11, 5-9 p.m. AND Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Registration Deadline: April 27, 2018.

Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation.  Required text: The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation. Thomas Porter.  ISBN: 9780835810261 $25.00

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Instructor: Julie Flinchum, CLS
Dates and Times: Friday, July 13, 5 to 9 p.m. AND Saturday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: St. Edmonds UMC, 3000 Dalrymple Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Registration Deadline: June 30, 2018.

Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation.  Required text: The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation. Thomas Porter.  ISBN: 9780835810261 $25.00


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