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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 ...

Congregational Tool Box for Prison Ministry

Betsey Heavner
One in every 136 U. S. residents is imprisoned, according to 2005 statistics. "As Christians, we are challenged by the grace of God that offers good news to all sinners, and by Jesus' words to forgive, to judge not, and to restore right relationships with other people," writes Heavner in this timely resource. The Congregational Tool Box for Prison Ministry offers practical guidance in setting up a ministry that can nurture hope, healing, and transformation. The contributors give an overview o...

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.

Attendance Registration Pads

Available in sets of 20  
Discipleship Resources
These 6" x 9" pads are available only in sets of 20. Each pad has 50 sheets. Use with the Attendance Registration Pad Cover. Place one attendance notepad in each pew. Sorry, this item is ineligible for bulk or special promotional discounts.

Mission Possible

Creative Tool Box  
Innovation is mission-critical. A great resource for missional thinking, Mission Possible: Design Thinking for Social Change is a hands-on set of tools designed to teach users about the process of design thinking (more specifically, Human-Centered Design) to create solutions that resonate with the 'end-users.' This unique resource is a facilitated workshop that plays like a game to tackle difficult social problems using the resources people already have. It relies on brainstorming, iteration,...