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Leading Bible Study

Lay Servant Ministries Course with Alan Felton


September 29, 2022 @ 6:30 pm 8:30 pm

October 6 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm – 2nd session
October 13 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm – 3rd session
October 20 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm – 4th session

The Center for Leadership Excellence, in partnership with Lay Servant Ministries, will be offering an advanced course, Leading Bible Study with Alan Felton. This is a 4-week session, held on Thursday evenings. This course opens a new world for many lay servants who have not had professional training in biblical interpretation.

Learners will:

  • Explore a working knowledge of biblical interpretation;
  • Study both the Scripture texts and the reading of context and how that changes the way we examine Scripture;
  • Encounter the wide range of biblical interpretation with historical, social, and cultural issues and diversity.

About Alan Felton

Alan Felton, lead pastor at Benson Memorial UMC, is a lifelong Methodist and North Carolinian. Alan worked for a number of years as a teaching assistant at Duke Divinity School in the areas of worship and sacraments, preaching, Methodist polity and doctrine, Christian ethics, Black Church studies, and leadership, and he continues to teach various courses as a part of Duke’s Course of Study program. He is currently pursuing his doctor of ministry degree in the area of preaching and homiletics at Hood Theological Seminary.

Alan has a passion for the proclamation of the Gospel, making disciples through personal and organizational development, and working for justice in the world, particularly at the intersections of race and gender. Before arriving at Benson Memorial, he served as pastor in churches in Oxford, Henderson, Apex, Durham, and Raleigh, North Carolina.