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Remember! If you have not taken a class within the last three years,you will loose you Lay Speaker / Servant Certification.
Which means you will need to start the certification
  process over.

Spring 2018 Lay Academy

** ADVANCED COURSES ** 

Where - Elm Park UMC, 712 Linden St, Scranton, PA 18708
When - Saturdays, April 14th and 21st – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please arrive early on the first Saturday to allow time for check in and devotions.

Classes Offered:

         Preaching – Rev. Mike Bealla with Pastor Brian Wallace

o    Practical tools that can be used by those who are called on to preach at times but who are not trained as pastors.

          Polity  - Rev. Andrew Weidner

oMore than just an overview of the structure and organization of the United Methodist Church. Explore the theology that guides our connections and relationships with other United Methodists and the world

          Leading Prayer – Pastor Eric Luczak  

o    Learn the theology and components of public prayer. Become more confident when called upon to pray.

          Worship – Pastor Scott Miller

o    Explore the structure and flow of a worship service. Learn why the order of worship in important and how to create a meaningful worship service.


The price for each course will be $15
If you would like lunch to be provided add $10
If there is a required book for the course the District has offered to pay for it.
Whether you are feeling called to Certified Lay Speaking, Certified Lay Servant, or just want to deepen your relationship with our Lord and Savior as one of his disciples, please consider enrolling in one of these courses. 

If you get a first time student to register and attend a class you will get $5 off your own registration fee.

Please be aware that you DO NOT need to be a Lay Speaker or become a Lay Speaker to take these courses. The courses are for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge as Disciples of Christ and help lead others to becoming Disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world. - - Tom Taylor S/W-B Dist Lay Leader

Make Checks Payable to:
Susquehanna Annual Conference
Send to:
Tom Taylor
540 Keystone Ave
Peckville Pa.18452

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