Online Lay Servant Workshop: Leading Public Prayer for Lay Leaders (LSM ‘Leading Prayer’ course)
Time & Date
Event Starts:08/21/2017 12:00PM
Event Ends:09/01/2017 5:00PM
CT - Central Time
Audience: Lay Leaders Men Older Adult Single Adult Women Young Adult
Prayer is something we learn and that can be taught. For many, however, the only teaching about prayer they ever receive is modeled in Sunday worship. As a Lay Speaker/Servant/Leader you may find yourself the one leading prayer in worship services, as well as in other settings. It is vital then that you are knowledgeable and lead well. This course may challenge some of your assumptions, test some of your preconceived ideas, stretch your thinking and enrich your prayer life. It will, at the very least, present you with an opportunity to grow in the discipline of leading prayer. The primary objective for this course is to enable the Lay Speaker to effectively prepare and lead various prayer forms, primarily in worship settings. This course follows the required text, "Let the Whole Church Say Amen!" by Laurence Hull Stookey (Abingdon Press, 2001). Each participant will need a copy of this workbook and should obtain it well before class begins. The book is not included in the course fee. You will be expected to access the online workshop daily and stay current with the assignments. Therefore, obtain, read, and complete the workbook prior to the start of the course for better time management when the course begins. You will also need access to a United Methodist hymnal during the course. Lay Servant Ministries Approved: This class has been approved by Discipleship Ministries (formerly the General Board of Discipleship) as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries, and is the “prayer” class required for Lay Speaker certification. One (1) CEU for clergy and staff is also available. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.