The Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Course “Leading Worship” will be held at Wesley UMC in Riegelwood, NC on Saturday May 14, 2016.
This training focuses on equipping lay people who either regularly or occasionally lead (or assist with leading) congregational worship. Topics include: basic resources for planning and leading worship; basic pattern of United Methodist worship and its origins; how to renew and revitalize worship; effective worship planning; and understanding the uniqueness of United Methodist worship. The course book used is ““Leading Worship with United Methodists” by Hoyt Hickman. This Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Course is one that’s required for Lay Speaker certification. The primary instructor for this course will be Rev. Shawn Blackwelder of St. Paul’s UMC. Note: You do not need to take the Lay Servant Ministries Basic course before you take this course.