Number of weeks: 5
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: Yes
Part of a certification or series of courses?: Yes
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As a lay servant you may find yourself being asked to fill the pulpit. Called to Preach is the required preaching course in the lay speaker track of study, and covers topics such as choosing scripture, finding a focus, writing and presenting the sermon. This five-week course will give you a down-to-earth, practical introduction to the ins and out of preaching. Participants will access online coursework, meet in required Zoom meetings each week, and preach their sermon in Zoom at the end of the course. This course is being offered online on a limited basis and is provided for members of the Wichitas District Conference only.
The Zoom live meetings are required for course completion and will be held on these dates and times:
· Introductory session – Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST
· Week 1 session – Tuesday, June 1 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST
· Week 2 session – Tuesday, June 8 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST
· Week 3 session – Tuesday, June 15 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST
· Week 4 session – Tuesday, June 22 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST
· Week 5 session – Tuesday, June 29 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm CST
Participants must obtain the book From Pew to Pulpit: A Beginner’s Guide to Preaching, by Clifton F. Guthrie, which is not included in the course fee. This is the official book for this course chosen by Discipleship Ministries. Each participant will need a copy of this book and should obtain it well before class begins. Participants should be prepared to read assignments and post their reflections on the discussion boards daily, but there is no set time to be online. Participants are urged to read the book before the course starts.
As an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries this course qualifies for 10 contact hours for Lay Speakers.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
Instructor for the course is Heather Kohout.