Equipping God's People Courses now being offered


Dates: Starting Tuesday, October 16 through November 13 - 6:30 to 9 p.m..
Location: Elm Park UMC, 712 Linden St, Scranton, PA 18708
Attendance is required at all sessions to complete the course of study.

Whether you are feeling called to Certified Lay Speaking, Certified Lay Servant, or just want to deepen your relationship with our Lord and Savior as one of his disciples, please consider enrolling in one of these courses.

Classes Offered:

  • Preaching Text “From Your Heart to Theirs”
  • Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts “Each One a Minister”
  • Equipping God's People Module 1
    Required reading:
    Renovate or Die" by Bob Far
    Simple Church" by Thom S. Rainer / Eric Geiger
  • Equipping God's People Module 2
    Required reading:
    The Externally Focused Churchby Rich Rusaw & Erick Swanson
    “The Healthy Small Churchby Dennis Bickers


Cost of each class: $20

If there is a required book for the course the District has offered to pay for it.

Please be aware that you DO NOT need to be a Lay Speaker or become a Lay Speaker to take these courses. The courses are for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge as Disciples of Christ and help lead others to becoming Disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world. — Tom Taylor S/W-B Dist Lay Leader


Make check payable to "Susquehanna Conference"
and mail to:


Tom Taylor
540 Keystone Ave
Peckville Pa.18452
Register Online - http://layspeaking.peckvilleumc.org/