The public is welcome to participate in our Laity Advanced Class.
Dear Participants in the Laity Advanced Class,
In this course you will prepare Prayers of the following:
• Pastoral Responses
You will, as a part of a group, prepare and conduct a worship service in the class for which you will craft prayers following the process in our text. Prayer is a vital part of any worship experience and our leadership needs to be bold, filled with authority, and grounded in our beliefs. This class is designed to help you meet this need. Each session will deal with various aspects of corporate prayer. It is not a lecture; rather it is a hands-on experience. You will learn by doing.
Work will include individual assignments and group participation. Whether you are just getting started or very familiar with public prayer, this class will offer methods that can help strengthen your effectiveness and build your confidence as a leader. This opportunity will help to improve your own discipline in creating and leading groups in prayer.
There will be two five-hour sessions. (Make-up sessions will be possible.)
• November 10, 2018, 9 am to 3 pm.
• November 17, 2018, 9 am to 3 pm.
The Text is Let the Whole Church Say, Amen!
The book is available at Amazon, or through Cokesbury, or I can order it for you.
Please read “Exercise 1: The Grandeur of God and Prayer as Pure Praise” and “Exercise 2: Learning a Basic Form for Brief Prayers.”
You will get the most out of the class if you come prepared. Bring your text, note-taking material, and a copy of the bulletin from any week’s worship service.
Pastor, Peterborough UMC
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Advanced Course Leading in Prayer