Lay Speaker Certification Retreat
Friday, November 22, 2019 to Sunday, November 24, 2019

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Koronis Ministries
15752 County Rd 181
Paynesville, MN 56362

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Terry Sullivan

Do you feel a nudge or a call or a yearning to take the next step in your faith and ministry? Is the Holy Spirit inspiring you to ministries related to preaching and worship leadership? Are you called to provide pulpit supply beyond your local church? If so, lay speaker certification is for you. This level of certification consists of practical and inspiring classes that will be offered in a retreat setting. The sessions include topics such as:

  • Preaching
  • Living our United Methodist beliefs (UM heritage)
  • Life together in the United Methodist connection (UM polity) 
  • Leading prayer
  • Leading worship

Lay speaker certification is part of the progression of Lay Servant Ministries. Attending a ConneXion retreat prior to this is recommended.

Cost should never prevent you from serving. If you are interested in the lay servant program but are concerned about the expense, please contact Terry Sullivan 

The program begins at 6:45 on Friday, check in beginning at 6 pm. (Please eat dinner before arriving.)  Things will wrap up around 3 pm on Sunday.  Lodging and program are in the Sunrise Lodge. More information and preparation instructions will be sent upon registration.

Cost: $150 (double occupancy, in-room bath), $195 for single occupancy, $75 for commuters
Deadline: November 20, 2019 12:00 AM

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058