Grace is found in almost all the study that we do, in our spiritual formation, and in our church leadership but it is the focus of this course about Class Leaders.
In this course, you will explore the meaning and the office of class leader, the contemporary office and work of class leader, and the difference between church membership and discipleship.
After completing this course, consultation with the pastor of your congregation is required before assuming the role of class leader.
Class Leaders is a sequel to IFD168 Becoming Accountable Disciples which must be completed first. A password is required to enroll. If you completed Becoming Accountable Disciples with BeADisciple, you have already seen the password in that course.
If you completed Becoming Accountable Disciples locally, you may still enroll in this course. Email the instructor with a copy of your Certificate of Completion to receive the password.
In addition to Blackboard, there will be one optional Zoom meeting at the end of Week 2.
The book Class Leaders: Recovering a Tradition, by David Watson is a difficult read so it is recommended it be read prior to the first class session.
This course is eligible for 1 CEUs.
This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries (formerly the General Board of Discipleship) as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries and qualifies for 10 contact hours for Lay Speakers (equivalent 1 CEU).
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Nan Nelson is a retired elder in full connection. She understands the connection not only between churches, but also the special connections churches have with their communities. She believes that churches in concert with caring communities spread God’s love and grace.
Nan has a heart for ministry of the laity and previously served as District Director of Lay Servant Ministry (LSM). She continues to support LSM in her district, where she is appointed to a solo pastorate. She currently serves on the district Committee on Ordained Ministry and as a circuit elder and clergy mentor.