Introduction to Christ Servant Ministry (All are welcome)
At current time there are no Introductory courses scheduled. However, a pilot on-line Zoom course is being planned for later this spring. Keep watching for more details
Advanced Training (All are welcome)
At current time there are no in-person courses scheduled. However, a number of on-line courses can be taken for CSM credit. Some of the opportunities for on-line credit include Basic Sexual Ethics; Peninsula-Delaware Lay Servant Academy; Emotional Intelligence and Diversity; The Multi-Site/Satellite Model for Churches led by Mike Slaughter; and Both/And: Maximizing Hybrid Worship Experiences For Online and In-Person Audiences. To receive credit for on-line experiences a CSM request for credit form must be completed and submitted no later than 30 days after completion of the course.
CLM Orientation (More information can be found on the Certified Lay Minister page)
Contact Judy Ehninger, CLM Program Coordinator, for more information
Call: 610-442-3140 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conference Academy for the Laity & the North District Academy - The Annual Academy for the Laity and Methodist United have decided to offer all courses in a conference-wide virtual Academy being planned for this summer. The current thinking is that this Conference Academy will take place the first week of August with an expanded offering of courses. Over the next several months the exact dates, class subjects and instructors will be announced. For more information on this Conference-wide virtual Academy, keep watching this website or contact the Dean of the Academy for the Laity, Diana Wrisley at "email@example.com"
Servant Ministries Conference Gathering on Zoom - A recording of the February 23 Servant Ministers meet and greet will be posted as soon as it is available. If you have questions, please email George Hollich, or call him at 717-838-2812.
Tools for Ministry 2021 - March 13 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm via Zoom - This annual event offers training for people who participate in ministries and missions at their local churches. That’s you! Because Tools for Ministry this year is a Zoom based conference-wide program, you have access to more programs that will enable you to learn from other leaders across the conference. The event features 35 different workshops – something for everyone! A full description of the workshops can be viewed by clicking this link: Tools for Ministry 2021 Brochure. Registration is $5. Let’s continue to pray for renewed vitality and effectiveness in our churches, and spend the morning of March 13th online learning how to be a key part of that! Don’t wait to register for Tools for Ministry. Click there to register: Tools for Ministry Registration. The schedule for the morning is as follows...
8:40 AM – Plenary (Including opening Devotions with Bishop Peggy Johnson, Text to Give Offering opportunity with proceeds going to Antiracism POWER Organization, Philadelphia)
9:00 AM – Session A Workshops
10:30 AM – Break
10:45 AM – Session B Workshops
For additional information contact Director of Connectional Ministries Rev. Dawn Taylor-Storm -firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: 2 Advanced training hours in leading for each Tools for Ministry workshop that is completed will be awarded to those who complete a "Request for Credit" form. (Download Request for Credit Form in PDF)
Sexual Ethics Workshops - For more information on Sexual Ethics workshops, contact Rev. Jacqueline Hines at email@example.com, 610-495-6807, or 410-963-1721.
Tools for Ministry Workshops - Advanced training hours in leading that reflects the length of the workshop completed will be awarded to those who complete a "Request for Credit" form. (Download Request for Credit Form in PDF)
BeADisciple.com – A site that hosts online courses approved by Discipleship Ministries for use as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries (i.e. Christ Servant Ministries). These approved courses are designated on their website as "Lay Servant Ministries" and include a variety of titles including…
Biblical Storytelling I – Beth Galbreath
Biblical Storytelling II – Beth Galbreath
Transforming Evangelism – Debra Dickerson
Rediscovering our Spiritual Gifts – Beth Perry
Leading Worship 101 for Lay Leaders - Dan Benedict
Multimedia Technology in Worship for the Church Volunteer 101 –John Zimmerman
Caring for the Caregiver - Harriet Wilkin
Those interested in registering or learning more about these titles can view and register by clicking on the following link: BeADisciple.com.
Individuals registering for any of the BeADisciple.com courses should communicate the necessary information with the conference director, George Hollich to insure that CSM credit is assigned. (Download Request for Credit Form in PDF or in DOC)
The Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Academy offers 11 online courses covering a variety of topics including Methodist identity, early church history, Christian ethics, interfaith relations, and the intersection of faith and science. Laypeople can earn a certification in Wesleyan Studies by completing six of the courses online, or can choose to take courses individually for personal education and enrichment. All of the Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Academy courses can be viewed at BeADisciple.com.
Upcoming 2021 – for additional calendar events in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, please go to – www.epaumc.org/conference-calendar
Evangelical Seminary’s School of Lifelong Learning, Institute for Church Leadership offers a series of courses in Bible, theology, spiritual disciplines, evangelism, church history, missions, and counseling. CSM credit can be requested for these opportunities for spiritual enrichment and leadership development. They are open to all without any educational prerequisites. They are not seminary level courses and do not earn credit from Evangelical Seminary. If you wish to inquire about courses please apply online or contact Joel Kime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Christ Servant Ministries or CSM sponsored events call: 717-838-2812 or E-mail: George Hollich