19 - 30
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
GMT -5:00 Central Daylight TimeAdd to Calendar (ics)
The course examines the need for recovering the lay pastoral ministry of the class leader for the 21st century church. This course is a sequel to IFD168 Becoming Accountable Disciples. In this course, you will explore the difference between church membership and discipleship. You will also explore Jesus’ relationship with people who came to him in need of healing, reconciliation, and out of curiosity, as well as those who chose to follow him and pattern their lives after his. You will develop an understanding that “tradition is the gospel of Jesus and the gospel about Jesus. You will explore the meaning and the office of class leader; then look at the General Rule (A United Methodist Rule of Life), the General Rule of Discipleship, Covenant Discipleship, and the contemporary office of class leader. You will develop an understanding of the work of class leader. Consultation with the pastor of your congregation is required before assuming the role of class leader.