Called to Preach

Every Saturday, from 10/26/2019 to 11/02/2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: New Hope United Methodist Church, 7th S. Maryland Avenue, Brunswick, MD US 21716
Group: District Bloggers, Staff
Cost: $35.00

Advanced courses are for those who have completed a Basic Instruction class and have been approved to become a certified lay servant or is a certified lay speaker who needs to complete their three-year requirement to re-certify.

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.

This course can be used for certification or re-certification and is also approved as a course for the Certified Lay Speaker track.

Required Text: "From Pew to Pulpit" by Clifton F. Guthrie; ISBN: 9780687066605 Cost $10.79
Where: New Hope United Methodist Church, 7th S. Maryland Avenue, Brunswick, MD  21716
Instructor: Toni Dufficy
Date: 10/26 and 11/2 – Two Saturdays
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Includes a one-hour lunch break.  Please bring a lunch and drink.

(Registration Deadline – October 12, 2019)

  • The Frederick District Lay Servant Committee reserves the right to cancel classes for insufficient registration and will give as much notice as possible, so you can register for another class or request a refund.
  • No babysitting services are offered.
  • No absences are permitted for classes that are to be completed on a 2-day time frame.
  • Classes that are one day on a 5-week time frame may have a one-day excused absence for an unusual hardship. However, left up to the discretion of the instructor, the student should make up the session missed. 
CLASS COST: Does not include the required text
  • Paper registration – complete paper Registration Form making sure to mark the class you are registering for and send it with a $40 check made payable to the BWC Treasurer and mailed to: BWC Western Region Office, Attn: Tonia Bennett, Lay Servant Academy, 703 W Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701
  • Online registration with credit card - $35
Required text(s) need to be purchased prior to class by the student and
reading assignments that are sent by the instructor need to be completed prior to attending class. The texts may be purchased through:

Be sure to keep a copy of the certificate you will receive upon completion of the course. It will be needed along with a signed and approved Certified Lay Servant and Certified Lay Speaker Application to become a Certified Lay Servant. You will also need copies of both the Basic completion certificate and the advanced completion certificate for your annual report for Church Conference each year.


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

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