Equipping God's People Courses now being offered
Dates: September 15 October 13, 2018 - The classes will run from 9 am to 3 pm
Location: Grace UMC - 433 East Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036
Equipping God’s People Module I - this class is required for all those beginning their path in Lay Servant Ministry and can also be used as a renewal class for those who need to fulfill the requirement of taking a class every 3 years. It is also an excellent class for ANYONE who serves in ANY leadership role within the church.
Required reading prior to the class includes: Direct Hit by Paul Borden; Renovate or Die by Bob Farr; Simple Church by Thom Rainier & Eric Geiger.
Facilitators: DS Barry Robison & Randy Waggoner/Brenda Hoerner.
Equipping God’s People Module II - this class is the second part of the EGP training and is required by all those who have begun their path in Lay Servant Ministry. It is also an excellent class for ANYONE who serves in ANY leadership role within the church.
Required reading prior to the class includes: The Externally Focused Church by Rick Rusaw and Eric Swanson; The Healthy Small Church by Dennis Bickers; Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese.
Facilitators: Rev. Mike Langford & Jean McCleary.
Note: Participants who wish to be certified as a Certified Lay Servant must attend all of the 8 sessions. Participants who wish to recertify their Certified Lay Servant or Lay Speaker status should attend at least the first module (sessions 1-4) but are strongly encouraged to attend both of them. Participants who do not wish to participate in the Lay Servant program are welcome. In fact, anyone who has a leadership role in your local church is encouraged to participate.
Leading Worship - this class is required for those who are working toward attaining the Certified Lay Speaker role. It can also be used as a renewal class for those who need to fulfill the requirement of taking a class every 3 year.
Books to be used, Leading Worship by Taylor Burton-Edwards ISBN 9780881776850, and Planning Worship by Taylor Burton-Edwards ISBN 9780881776829.
If you have access to a UM Hymnal and Book of Worship, please bring them to class (Not required to purchase). Please bring a bulletin from your Church and read the first 2 sessions in each required book for the September Class.
Facilitator: Rev. Laura Minnella & Ken Rummel.
Cost of each class: $35 each
Books should be ordered by the individual, read, and then brought to class. Books are available through Upper Room Ministries, Cokesbury, Stephen Ministries, as well as Amazon.
Please bring a lunch with you.
Checks made payable to: “Susquehanna Conference”
Please note in memo section: “Hbg. Dist. LSM”
Registrations and payment should be mailed to
14 Kennsington Court
Carlisle, PA 17013
Brochure and Registration Form - Registration Deadline: September 3, 2018