Anne Carter, Director
Sue Tesar, Registrar
Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Course
Preaching: From Your Heart to Theirs
Dates: Saturdays, October 14, 21 &28, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm (1hour for lunch – bring your own lunch)
Location: Cornerstone UMC, 20 Jenkins Rd, Saco, Maine 04072 (207) 286-9829
Please purchase the textbook beforehand: From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon Tony Franks and David Carroll • DR536 • 978-0-88177-536-5 • $6.00. The book is available through Cokesbury, Upper Room, or Amazon.
Assignment: to read before Session 1 (October 14) will be emailed once you register
With clergy being in short supply many of our churches are relying more on lay preachers. This is in line with the history of the Methodist movement, where lay people played key roles. This class will equip you to develop sermons that spring from your own faith experience and effectively deliver them. In this way we build up the whole Body of Christ: you and the hearers!
There is a $10 registration fee, (NEW) Please make check payable to NEC in the memo line put LSM Course-MWD, mail to New England Conference Center, 411 Merrimack St., Suite 200, Methuen, MA 01844. If cost is prohibitive, check with your church – some churches and districts have scholarships available.
The Instructors will be Rev. Gil Pyo Lee (pastor of Living Waters Circuit); Peter Rumery and Rob Olson
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2023