The Capital District Lay Servant Ministry Leadership would like to invite the Heritage District to their NEXT Lay Servant Ministry Session: November 2nd at Macedonia UMC in Cary.
The following are classes are being offered:
- Basic Course – led by James Bernstein
Ministry isn’t just a clergy endeavor; all Christians are called to serve. Laity serve on the front line of evangelical living.Help laity explore and discover their unique call in serving God, neighbor and the greater church.
- Dancing with Words – led by William & Polly Green (longtime members of Network of Biblical Storytellers, Inc. (www.nbsint.org)
This course will help all church leaders, lay and clergy, to explore the history and importance of storytelling in faith development and to acquire basic storytelling skills. Especially helpful for teachers.
Examine storytelling in the Bible and the history and value of telling stories
Be able to describe what makes a good story
Examine storytelling as preaching and testimony as storytelling
Claim the process of learning a story and begin preparing a story
Acquire and demonstrate tools and techniques for storytelling that engages the audience
- Adv: Transforming Evangelism – led by Matt Evans
Reaching out to non-believers and searching people is mistakenly felt to be solely left up to the clergy of the church. John Wesley’s approach was to relate to other persons in love, compassion, and gratitude for God’s divine grace. This course explores Wesley’s view and what it means for all laypersons.
Explore the context of evangelism, the role of the congregation and the relationship of hospitality to evangelism
Explore the biblical models of evangelism
Identify and reflect on faith stories
Discuss theological principles related to the ways people come to faith
Explore ways in which the church can support families as centers of faith development
Click this link to register: https://capitaldistrictnc.org/lay-servant-ministry-offerings/
You will receive information to order your book(s) in your confirmation email.
Registration closes Monday, October 21st at 11:45 pm.
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Please call or email the District Office with any questions about registration:
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