Other Courses - Altoona District

Advanced Class - Preaching

It's hard to keep people’s attention these days. In a Snapchat and Tweeting culture, it's borderline impossible to keep people engaged for a twenty-minute talk about God. But just because it's more difficult doesn't make it less crucial. The mission of the Kingdom needs effective speakers and teachers. In this Lay Servant course we will work to become more engaging, effective preachers and teachers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our premise is that everyone has room for improvement and everyone can improve.

Location:         Greenwood United Methodist Church - 1505  E. Walton Ave., Altoona, PA 16602

Time:               Saturday Classes 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Dates:               April 14 and 21, 2018

Fee:                  $20

Meals will not be served, so you must bring a bag lunch.

Participants for all classes should bring a Bible (your favorite translation), notebook, and pen/pencil.

Participants are asked to bring a sermon or a Bible Study outline which they have used in the past or plan to use in the future.


Books: This is required for the class and should be purchased and read in advance - available on Amazon or at most bookstores.

                  Communicating For Change by Andy Stanley


Leaders:   Rev. Rich Morris

Registration Deadline is:  March 31, 2018


Flyer/Registration Registration Form

Please make $20 check payable to “Altoona District UMC” and mail with registration form by March 31 to:

Howard Reitenbaugh
8373 Stone Creek Ridge Rd
Huntingdon, PA 16652

In addition to the classes being offered by our district there are others offered throughout the conference.
There are also online courses available through the Board of Global Ministries: www.beadisciple.com/Lay-servantministriesThese courses vary length and cost.