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Organization for Ministry

Module 3, Certified Lay Minister Training  
Discipleship Resources
The purpose of this module is to: provide a basic understanding of leadership, administration, and congregational development offer tools for maximizing leadership, organization, and resources for faithful and fruitful ministry in various kinds of congregations. Notes: Permission is granted to the purchaser to photocopy for educational purposes. Sorry, this item is not eligible for special promotional and bulk discounts. This is a nonreturnable, nonrefundable product. Other modules al...

In Ministry with Boomers and Beyond

Leader's Guide for Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century  
Discipleship Resources
This is the Leader's Guide to the text Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century. Session topics include: The Realities of Aging Finding Meaning Caring unto Death Ministry by, with, and for Older Adults Boomer Ministry Available ONLY as a PDF download. To purchase the Participant's Guide, go here. Sorry, this item is not eligible for special promotional and bulk discounts. This is a nonreturnable, nonrefundable product.

Leading in Lay Pastoral Care

A Leader's Guide to Lay Pastoral Care Giving  
Brian Jackson
This Leader's Guide will assist a course facilitator to conduct the course on Lay Pastoral Care Giving. The text for this course is Lay Pastoral Care Giving by Timothy M. Farabaugh. The purpose of this course is to equip laypersons for the task of providing care for persons in the congregation who are experiencing life-changing events. Participants will be introduced to the concepts of lay pastoral care, which includes discussion and demonstration of appropriate interactions and responses in...

Connection for Ministry

Module 4, Certified Lay Minister Training  
Discipleship Resources
The purpose of this module is: to provide the certified lay minister with a basic review of United Methodist history, doctrine, and polity to familiarize him/her with the connection between the local church, district, conference, and general agencies of the denomination to support him/her in developing plans for ongoing education This course ends with a commitment service. PDF size: 200.46KB 22 pages Notes: Permission is granted to the purchaser to photocopy for educational purposes. So...

Concepts in Leadership I

Refresher Course for Local Church Leaders  
Discipleship Resources
This short course (available only as a download) is designed to prepare church leaders to focus on their role as spiritual leaders and to function as role models or examples for others in the congregation. Although this course was designed as a refresher course for local church lay speakers, it may be used for leadership development in any setting. At the end of this course the participant will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of prayer in the life of a spiritual ...

Connectional Living and Connectional Giving

Lay Servants Interpret Connectional Giving in The United Methodist Church—Leader's Guide  
Roger Curless, Ken Sloane
This PDF leader’s guide is a required resource for a Lay Servant Ministries (LSM) advanced course. It supplements the book Earn. Save. Give.: Wesley’s Simple Rules for Money (Abingdon Press; 2015) by James A. Harnish, as well as the free resource The United Methodist Church Handbook (2017–20), Therefore Go: Making Disciples for the Transformation of the World (available from UM Communications). This LSM advanced course focuses on the following: an understanding of John Wesley’s admonitions—...

Ministry with the Forgotten

Dementia Through a Spiritual Lens Leader’s Guide  
David C. Teel, Kenneth L. Carder
This PDF is the Leader's Guide for Ministry with the Forgotten: Dementia Through a Spiritual Lens. This Leader's Guide provides five two-hour sessions of teaching plans to help lay servant ministers understand dementia from a spiritual standpoint and become more comfortable ministering with people affected by this condition. The advanced Lay Servant Ministries course based on the book Ministry with the Forgotten will equip lay servant ministers to lead their congregations in ministry with peo...

Teaching Biblical Faith

Leading Small Group Bible Studies Leader’s Guide  
Jack L. Seymour
This Leader's Guide is designed to be used as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministry. Based on the book Teaching Biblical Faith, the Leader's Guide contains five two-hour sessions to provide church leaders with the tools for biblical study. In this course, participants will explore why scripture study is important, practice historical study of three scripture texts, experience praying the scriptures, and practice teaching with small groups of supportive colleagues.

Worshiping with United Methodists

Revised Edition  
Hoyt L. Hickman
Revised and updated, this popular book shows pastors and worship leaders the basics of United Methodist worship. In this straightforward and updated commentary, Hoyt Hickman explains the basic pattern of United Methodist worship within the broader context of Christian worship. Drawing upon five basic principles, the author explains the formative nature of worship and how it can revitalize persons' lives. These principles are: God's Word is primary; active congregational participation is cruci...

Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church

Thomas E. Frank
"Commissioned by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for use in United Methodist doctrine/polity/history courses." This in-depth analysis of the connection between United Methodist polity and theology addresses ways in which historical developments have shaped--and continue to shape--the organization of the church. This revised edition incorporates the actions of The United Methodist General Conference, 2004. The book discusses continuing reforms of the church's plan for baptis...