Equipping God's People Courses now being offered

Dates: Starting Saturday, September 8, 2018 - The classes will run from 9 am to 12 pm
Location: New Oxford UMC, 35 Center Square, New Oxford, PA 17350
Attendance is required at all 8 sessions to complete the course of study.

Do you have a leadership role, or wish to have a leadership role, in your home church?  Do you want to learn how you can help your community and church?  Are you called to serve?  This training program is just what you are looking for.

This program is a comprehensive eight-session course of study designed to equip new leaders and renew current leaders.  Some sessions require the participant to read a book prior to attending the session.  The core purpose of Equipping God’s People is to strengthen the leadership of laity of the Susquehanna Conference in order to help congregations be more effective in making disciples and transforming the world.

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.

*Participants will be provided participant workbooks, but should provide their own required texts 

The 8 classes and required texts are:

1)       Orientation

2)       Our World Has Changed

3)       Renovating Churches (Renovate or Die, by Bob Farr)

4)       Streamlining Your Church (Simple Church, by Thom Rainer & Eric Geiger)

5)       Personal Leadership

6)       Focusing Outward (The Externally Focused Church, by Rich Rusaw & Eric Swanson)

7)       Real Life Evangelism (Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese)

8)       Healthy Small Church (The Healthy Small Church, by Dennis Bickers)


Cost of each class: $12
(Scholarships are available – pastors should contact Kathy Heaps)


Make check payable to "York District of Susquehanna Conference"
and mail with registration form to:

Kathryn Heaps
409 Crestview Lane
Stewartstown, PA 17363

If you have any questions please email Kathy Heaps at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brochure and Registration Form - Registration Deadline: August 24, 2018