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If you’ve ever wanted to improve your ability to guide adult learners through their faith development, this two-week interactive Discipleship Ministries-approved Lay Servant course is the way to do it. Learn about multiple intelligences, adult faith development, learning hooks and more.

Through dynamic praise and worship, we experience God’s grace, mercy, forgiveness, peace, hope, joy and love. In this interactive course, participants will learn how to enhance the praise and worship experiences at their own churches — whether traditional, blended, and/or contemporary — creating a dynamic, powerful experience for their congregations. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU and costs $40.

Reflect on life and compare your thoughts with those of Qoheleth, the Old Testament author of Ecclesiastes. Some parts of Ecclesiastes feel hopeless, while others feel comforting. In this course, we’ll imagine we are sitting down to coffee and conversation with Qoheleth. We don’t have to agree with him, but Ecclesiastes gives us the opportunity to examine our own reflections through dialogue with his. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU and costs $15.

By the end of the two-week course, you will be able to share at least one scriptural story with others by heart (not “memory”). Whether you work with children in Sunday school or dream of bringing Scripture to life in worship or elsewhere, your ministry and your spirit will be enriched by this art. This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries, but it’s designed for everyone! 10 contact hours or 1.0 CEU are available. Price: $65

This course will help newcomers to the UMC get their bearings, and longtime members consider the specific structural challenges the church faces in the 21st century. This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries, and is the “polity” course required for Lay Speaker certification.