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Calendar of Events and Other Information

Basic Course Training  (All are welcome)

  • September 11, 18, 25, & October 2, 2017 – There will be a Basic Course taught on the above Monday evenings in September and October from 6-8:30 at St. John's UMC in Coal Township as part of the Methodists United Mission Connextion 2017 Lay Academy.
    (Download Registration Form – North District Academy in PDF). For more information contact Patty Korbich – pbkorb@verizon.net or Doris Ziemba – dorsz@yahoo.com.
  • October 2017 - A Basic Course taught by Judy Ehninger and translated into Spanish by Rev. Brunhilda Martinez is being planned for October. This course needs at least 12 participants and is limited to the first 20 registrations. To indicate interest contact Northeast District Director, Judy Ehninger at ehninger@ptd.net.
  • October 27 & 28, 2017 – There will be a Basic Course taught by Judy Ehninger offered at St. Mark’s UMC in Mount Joy. (Download Registration Basic Course – Mount Joy in PDF).
    Participants in the Basic course must request the recommendation and approval of their Local Church and submit it prior to taking the course. Upon completion of this course and an additional 10 hours of training individuals receive recognition as Christ Servant Ministers. Registrants are required to complete assignments prior to attending.

Advanced Training  (All are welcome)

  • September 11, 18, 25, & October 2, 2017 – The North District Academy will present two Advanced Courses: “Leading through Failure” and “Visitation and Nurturing”. Offered on  Monday evenings in September and October from 6-8:30 at St. John's UMC in Coal Township,  they are a part of the Methodists United Mission Connextion laity education program. More information is available from either Patty Korbich – pbkorb@verizon.net or Doris Ziemba – dorsz@yahoo.com. (Download Registration Form – North District Academy in PDF).
  • September 30, 2017– As part of their Planting Seeds for Ministry Growth, there will be an Advanced Course in Leading at Hopewell UMC, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown, PA.  An Advanced Course in Stewardship and Financial Planning will be presented by the Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation, Inc., Stewardship and Investment Management in partnership with the Eastern PA Conference. Those who register for this CSM Advanced Course in Leadership are automatically also registered for Planting Seeds for Ministry Growth."(Download Registration Form – Ministry Growth in PDF). For more information about this Advanced Course or the Planting Seeds for Ministry Growth program, contact Pastor Amy Banka – amy@hopewellumc.org, or Deb Boyd, HUMC Director of Lay Ministries – boyd@hopewellumc.org or CSM Director, George Hollich.

  • October 27 & 28 –

    The Speaking 1 Course taught by the Rev. Harold Burkett will be offered at St. Mark’s UMC in Mount Joy. (Download CSM  Speaking 1 - October 2017 in PDF).

Special Opportunities

  • Tools for Ministry Workshops - Advanced training hours in leading that reflects the length of the workshop completed will be awarded to those who complete a "Request for Credit" form.  (Download Request for Credit Form in PDF)

  • Laity Retreat - advanced training credit will be awarded to those who complete a "Request for Credit" form. (Download Request for Credit Form in PDF).

  • BeADisciple.com – Throughout the year, BeADisciple.com hosts online courses which are approved by the General Board of Discipleship for use as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries (i.e. Christ Servant Ministries). These approved courses are designated at their website with the GBOD logo "Learning and Leading." and include the following titles…

    Biblical Storytelling I – Beth Galbreath
    Biblical Storytelling II – Beth Galbreath
    Green Church – Rebekah Simon-Peter
    Growing Spiritually through Daily Discipline – Debra Dickerson
    Leading Worship 101 for Lay Leaders -– Dan Benedict
    Multimedia Technology in Worship for the Church Volunteer 101 – John Zimmerman
    United Methodist History, Theology, and Practice of Holy Communion

    Those interested in registering or learning more about these titles can view and register by clicking on the following link: BeADisciple.com.

    Individuals registering for any of the BeADisciple.com courses should communicate the necessary information with the conference director, George Hollich to insure that CSM credit is assigned.

Other Events

  • The Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Academy offers 11 online courses covering a variety of topics including Methodist identity, early church history, Christian ethics, interfaith relations, and the intersection of faith and science. Laypeople can earn a certification in Wesleyan Studies by completing six of the courses online, or can choose to take courses individually for personal education and enrichment. All of the Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Academy courses can be viewed at BeADisciple.com.
  • Upcoming 2017 – for additional calendar events in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, please go to – www.epaumc.org/conference-calendar

For more information on Christ Servant Ministries or CSM sponsored events call:  717-838-2812 or E-mail:  George Hollich

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