We are offering a special Lay Servant Ministry Advanced Class entitled "Called to Preach" in Fernandina Beach. The class will be taught by the Rev. Charlie Charles, pastor of Memorial UMC, Fernandina Beach, and is designed for those who have not completed a formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach in a pastor's absence. This class will be offered in four sessions and will be held on the following dates:
January 16, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
January 23, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
January 30, 2020, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
February 6, 2020, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
All classes will be held at Memorial UMC, 601 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 in the Sanctuary Building in Room 302. You MUST attend all classes in order to receive certification. Homework will be assigned after each session. If you are unable to attend all of the sessions, please do not register. Class size is limited to 12 people.
Cost is $20 per person. We will NOT provide food during this training, so feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks.
The required book is "From Pew to Pulpit", by Clifton F. Guthrie. ISBN #978-0-678706-660-5. This book is available on Cokesbury.com, Amazon.com and other online sites. Please purchase the book in advance of the class. Registration deadline is January 10, 2020. However, registration may close earlier if all 12 slots fill up.
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011