Lay Servant Ministries

Lay Servant Ministry Courses: Living Our United Methodist Beliefs

Lay Servant MinistriesAll laity are invited to participate in Lay Servant Ministries courses, not just persons seeking to become a Local Lay Servant or Certified Lay Servant.

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Explore a basic explanation of the beliefs and practices of The United Methodist Church as defined in Part II of The Book of Discipline. Uncover a deeper understanding and experience of Christian faith as you embrace the United Methodist way.

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Participant – Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way
by Kenneth L. Carder
DR571 978-0-88177-571-6 $13.00
A Brief History of The United Methodist Church
available as a free PDF download at: www.gbod.org/live-the-um-way/umc-history

Leader – A Leader’s Guide for Living Our Beliefs and A Brief History of The United Methodist Church
by George Hovaness Donigan
DRPDF606 $8.00 (PDF download from Upper Room Bookstore.)
DR715 • $7.99 (print version from Upper Room Bookstore.

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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.

Texts can be ordered through Cokesbury.com or Amazon.com (use ISBN order #) or Upper Room Bookstore (use DR item #)

Watch for these symbols next to the course title:

North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries Core Advanced Courses are recommended as your first advanced LSM courses after the Basic Course is completed.
North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries Meets a requirement for Lay Speaker designation
North Texas Conference Lay Servant Ministries Meets a requirement for course instructor accreditation

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