will be offered 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Cypress Creek UMC (2859 NC-41 West, Trenton, NC 28585).
This Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Class is required to become a Certified Lay Speaker and is also open to anyone who is called upon to preach in a pastor’s absence. The class is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training. The class will examine the role of the sermon in the worship service and see it as a proclamation of the Good News. The class will discuss how to work through the stages of sermon preparation from topic to final manuscript. Technical issues of grammar, language, word selection, and humor that affect the delivery of the sermon will be examined.
The class will be taught by the Rev Patricia Patton of Cypress Creek UMC. Cost is $20.00.