Introduction to Christ Servant Ministry (All are welcome)
August – 2020 Laity Academy - Although there was an Introduction to Christ Servant Ministry course scheduled as part of the 2020 Laity Academy, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Academy team to cancel this event and they are considering whether to offer some courses via Zoom or at a later date. Please continue to check back for updated information as it becomes available.
Advanced Training (All are welcome)
August – 2020 Laity Academy - Although there were a number of advanced courses offered as part of the 2020 Laity Academy, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Academy team to cancel this event and they are considering whether to offer some courses via Zoom or at a later date. Please continue to check back for updated information as it becomes available.
North District Academy - Methodist United has decided to postpone their annual Laity Academy from the fall of 2020 to the Spring 2021. The current thinking is the Academy will take place on the 4 Mondays after Easter. Over the next several months MU will continue to monitor the effects of COVID-19 and make decisions concerning the class subjects and instructors. For more information on the North District Academy, contact their Dean Patty Korbich at "firstname.lastname@example.org" or call 570-672-1031.
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 or in DOC))
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 2020 – for additional calendar events in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, please go to – www.epaumc.org/conference-calendar
For more information on Christ Servant Ministries or CSM sponsored events call: 717-838-2812 or E-mail: George Hollich