Lay Servant Ministries by Sandy Zeigler Jackson with Brian Jackson
This is an overview course that provides helpful background for all laypersons in service in the church and community. It is also required for all who pursue recognition in Lay Servant Ministries.
Each One a Minister by William J. Carter
The course focuses on gaining a better understanding of the church and its ministry needs by learning what it means to be a minister. It also describes practical ways of using gifts in ministries in our congregations and communities.
POLITY IN THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The Method of Our Mission by Laceye C. Warner
Why does The United Methodist Church do things the way it does? And what does any of this have to do with trying to be a place and a people that embody the Kingdom of God? This course will help participants get their bearings and consider the specific structural challenges facing The United Methodist Church in the 21st century.
Afire with God: Becoming Spirited Stewards by Betsy Schwarzentraub
Stewardship is about more than meeting the budget and this course examines how stewardship is an expression of how disciples live out the gospel and all God has entrusted to us.
The Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation: Creating a Culture of JustPeace by Thomas Porter
Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict at a time of transformation.