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Spring 2023 Basic+, Leading Public Prayer, Called to Preach Online Classes Offered

Website for the Mission Rivers District of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church

Spring 2023 Basic+, Leading Public Prayer, Called to Preach Online Classes Offered

BASIC + – Instructor Barbara Justis, CLM
“This course is foundational for all courses in Lay Servant Ministries. Participants are encouraged to
discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of
exercising servant leadership, developing future leaders, remaining rooted in consistent spiritual
practices, and being part of a group that holds members accountable in their discipleship.”
As a plus (+) this offering expands the introduction to lay ministry with additional information about
the program which is why it is a great course for pastors, church leadership and lay persons. Not only
will we discover the foundational concept, learners will also be introduced to the certification
process and how lay servants and clergy can share accountability in keeping a lay servant interested,
involved, and invested in the caring, sharing, and communicating ministries of Lay Servanthood.
Class on 5/13 will be 9-10:30 with an outside assignment

LEADING PUBLIC PRAYER – Instructor Rev. John Wright
Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on
praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer
and enrich their personal prayer life.

CALLED TO PREACH – Instructor, Rev. Linda Ray
Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training,
for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called
upon to preach in a pastor’s absence. Called to Preach is the required preaching
course in the lay speaker track of study.