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Transforming Community

The Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations  
F. Douglas Powe Jr., Henry H. Knight III, Henry H. Knight, ...
Drawing from the strength of their previous book, Transforming Evangelism, Henry Knight and Douglas Powe show us a Wesleyan way to form missional communities and congregations. Drawing from John Wesley's own organizing abilities, this will better equip today's congregations to be more transfomational. Each chapter also has study questions. This is the Participant's Book. Click here for the Leader's Guide, Leading Missional Small Groups.

Lay Servants Lead In Conflict Resolution

Leader's Guide  
Regina Allen
This Leader's Guide for the Lay Servant Book The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation by Thomas Porter, explores different ways of dealing with constructive ways of resolving conflict. This Guide will help leaders coach the participants through their work as they learn to resolve conflicts and grow through the experience.

Leading Bible Study

Journey to Bible Interpretation - A Leader's Guide  
Dana M. Bunn
This course opens a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation. It reminds us as United Methodists that Bible study and biblical interpretation are a core part of our spiritual journey. The Participant's Book, Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap, is available through Cokebury.

Justice in Everyday Life

A Look at the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church  
Neal Christie
Justice in Everyday Life, a Lay Servant Ministries advanced course, takes an in-depth look at the Social Principles of The United Methodist Church — the church's attempt to speak on contemporary issues with which it is confronted today. The book covers topics such as the following: Natural World, Social Community, Economic Community, Political Community, Biblical Foundations of the Social Principles, and Teaching the Social Principles. It is not only for Lay Servants but is for anyone interes...

Life Together in the United Methodist Connection

Beth Galbreath
Life Together in the United Methodist Connection is an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries that gives participants an overview of the structure and organization of The United Methodist Church. The course is arranged in five two-hour sessions with short devotionals at the beginning of each session intended to ground class instruction and discussion in scripture. Life Together in the United Methodist Connection is required for Lay Servants who wish to become certified Lay Speakers and an ...

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs

A Leader's Guide for Living Our Beliefs and A Brief History of the United Methodist Church  
George Hovaness Donigian
What beliefs set United Methodists apart from other denominations? How has Methodism changed since its beginning in the 18th century? Living Our United Methodist Beliefs is the Leader's Guide for a course that will help participants better understand United Methodist beliefs and history. It is ideal for a new members class or an adult confirmation class. Use the Leader's Guide with these companion components: Living Our Beliefs: The United Methodist Way by Kenneth L. Carder A Brief Histor...

Ministerios de servicio laico Curso básico Guía del líder

Sandy Jackson, Brian Jackson
La guía del líder del curso básico de ministerios de servicio laico es una experiencia de capacitación para el nuevo liderato de la iglesia, y a la vez, representa una experiencia de renovación para líderes con experiencia de servicio en la iglesia metodista unida. Este curso puede ser enseñado tanto a adultos como a jóvenes, y es el fundamento para otros cursos en el tema de liderazgo. Este curso cubre tres categorías principales de los ministerios de servicio laico: el liderazgo, el cuidad...

Ministerios de servicio laico Curso básico Libro del participante

Sandy Jackson, Brian Jackson
Los autores, en la Introducción de este recurso, mencionan: «Dios le ha llamado a una vida de servicio como discípulo y discípula de Jesucristo. Ministerios del servicio laico es el primer paso que dan muchos laicos y laicas hacia el comienzo de su jornada de fe, en su esfuerzo de procurar una relación más íntima con el Señor». El Curso básico de Ministerios de servicio laico está diseñado para ser una experiencia de capacitación introductoria para el nuevo liderato de la iglesia, y a la vez...

A Mission Journey

A Handbook for Volunteers  
Edited by Una Jones, The Upper Room
This handbook encourages short-term mission volunteers to reflect on the reasons why they engage in mission and how they plan and prepare to be more intentional. It helps volunteers shape the stories of their mission experiences in a way that enhances their personal and spiritual journeys. This is the Participant's Book. The Leader's Guide, God's Mission, Our Journey, can be found here.