Called to Preach

Every Saturday, from 03/02/2019 to 03/09/2019, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Asbury UMC, 4257 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown, WV US 25443

Advanced Study: This course is for those who have completed a Basic Instruction class and is approved to become a certified lay servant or is a certified lay servant who needs to complete their three-year requirement to re-certify as a certified lay servant.
This course is also approved as a course for the Certified Lay Speaker track.

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 (ISBN# 9780687066605)  
Where: Asbury United Methodist Church,  4257 Kearneysville Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Instructor: Rev. Dr. Rudolph Bropleh
Date: March 2 and March 9
Time: 9:00 AM —2:30 PM
Cost: $35
(Please bring a bag lunch)

(Registration Deadline: February 16, 2019)

General Instructions and Class Information andGeneral Instructions and Class Information and registration

  • Any assignments by instructors will be e-mailed to the students.
  • Only one excused absence is allowed. If a student has an unusual hardship, please contact . The student must make up the session missed.
  • The Frederick District DA reserves the right to cancel classes for insufficient registration and will give as much notice as possible for you to register for another class or request a refund/credit.
  • Paper registration - Send check payable to the BWC Treasurer and the completed paper registration form (coming soon) to: BWC Western Region Office, Attn: Tonia Bennett, 703 W Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701.

Required text(s) need to be purchased prior to class by student and reading assignments need to be completed prior to attending class. The texts may be purchased through:

  • Cokesbury www.cokesbury.comOr call Customer Service and Ordering 1-800-672-1789
  • The General Board of Discipleship
  • Or call Customer Services & Ordering 1-800-972-0433
  • Other bookstores may also have the books you need.

Be sure to keep a copy of the certificate you will receive upon completion of the course. It will be needed if you complete an advanced course and apply to become a Certified Lay Servant. You will need copies of both the Basic completion certificate and the Advanced certificate for your annual report for Charge Conference.

A lay servant is a person who has been called by God to serve the church. The person must be a member in good standing of a United Methodist church. A Certified Lay Servant is a person who has been called by God to serve the church.


Please contact Tonia Bennett, 410-309-3480, for a paper registration

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