Face-to-face courses are currently postponed due to COVID-19. Our standing policy is: “Online Courses may be counted as continuing education on the same basis as Alternative Advanced Courses can be counted (every other time a Certified Lay Servant completes continuing education for credit).” We are suspending this policy through the end of 2021. You may take an on-line class to meet continuing education requirements for Certified Lay Servant and Certified Lay Speaker without prior approval from your District Director. (Please remember that you must submit your certificate of completion of any on-line classes with your next annual report.)
On-line classes are taken through BeADisciple.com. They offer a wide variety of classes, so please make sure you are taking only those courses approved for Lay Servant Ministries. The list of approved classes can be found at https://www.beadisciple.com/lay-servant-ministries/ Please be aware that classes may fill up quickly.
Districts may also offer virtual classes.
Advanced courses are developed by Discipleship Ministries. Advanced courses provide at least 10 hours of instruction. Advanced courses use a required text and will involve pre-course assignments.
Lay Servant Ministries courses are open to ALL, whether or not an enrollee applies to serve as a Lay Servant. Classes that "count toward the Lay Speaker track" may be taken by anyone, not just individuals pursuing Certified Lay Speaker status.
To receive continuing education credit for an Alternative Advanced Course, you must:
Prior permission is NOT required to take a regular Advanced Course outside of your home District.
None available at this time.
Title: Called to Preach (counts toward Certified Lay Speaker track)
Dates: Saturday, January 30 and February 6, 2021 (both dates required)
Times: 9:00 AM-12:00 noon and 1:00-4:00 PM (both dates)
Location: Lifesize Video Conference Class
Registration deadline: Jan. 15, 2021. Register at igrc-reg.brtapp.com/srdadvancedlayspeaking
Instructor: Rev. Bradley Watkins, II
Contact: Carol Conover, email@example.com
Required text: From Pew to Pulpit by Clifton F. Guthrie (ISBN 978-0-68706-660-5). Individuals are expected to purchase the text and read it prior to the first class. Available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Cokesbury. Available for Kindle.