Lay Servant Ministry Courses: Leading Bible Study [NEW]
All laity are invited to participate in Lay Servant Ministries courses, not just persons seeking to become a Local Lay Servant or Certified Lay Servant.
Leading Bible Study [NEW]
Leading Bible Study opens a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation. It reminds us as United Methodists that Bible study and biblical interpretation are a core part of our spiritual journey.
Participant – Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap
by Sharon Ringe and Frederick Tiffany
ISBN 9780687016082 • $18.75 (Cokesbury)
Leader – Leading Bible Study
by Dana Bunn
Coming in 2016
- February 4, 11, 19, 25, with commitment service on March 4, 2018: Metro District, site TBA. Contact Susan Grant to register.
- February 12 – 23, 2018 (online). Contact: BeADisciple.com to register.
General Information about Advanced Courses
Advanced courses equip the Local Lay Servant 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.
Watch for these symbols next to the course title:
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