Lay Servant Ministry Courses: Class Leaders [NEW]
All laity are invited to participate in Lay Servant Ministries courses, not just persons seeking to become a Certified Lay Servant.
Class Leaders [NEW]
This study explains what the recovery of this tradition can mean for congregations, and offers some guidelines for the revitalized office of class leader. Adapting the later Methodist class meeting as a pastoral subdivision of the congregation, Watson shows how class leaders, under the supervision of the pastor, can nurture the discipline of other church members in light of a “General Rule of Discipline” derived from the early Methodist societies: “To witness to Jesus Christ in the world, and to follow his teachings through acts of compassion, justice, worship, and devotion, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.”
Participant – Class Leaders: Recovering a Tradition
by David Lowes Watson
ISBN 978-15791-0954-7 • $22.00
(Not available from The Upper Room)
Leader – Class Leaders (Available 2013)
by Steven W. Manskar
DRPDF624 • $8.00
(Available only as a PDF download at Upper Room Bookstore.)
No sessions of this course are currently scheduled.
General Information about Advanced Courses
Advanced courses equip the laity for service in many facets of lay ministry and congregational leadership. Completion of one Advanced Course after the Basic Course is required to become a Certified Lay Servant. Specified Advanced Courses are required to achieve the designation of Lay Speaker.
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Core Advanced Courses are recommended as your first advanced LSM courses after the Basic Course is completed.
Meets a requirement for Lay Speaker designation
Meets a requirement for course instructor accreditation