Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (United Methodist Polity) will be offered on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Ann Street United Methodist Church, 417 Ann Street, Beaufort, NC 28516 from 8:30 to 4:30.
This advanced Lay Servant Ministry class is required to become a Certified Lay Speaker and is also open to anyone who is interested in learning why United Methodists do things the way they do to be a place and a people who embody the Kingdom of God in the 21st century. The participants will examine the structure of The United Methodist Church, its connectional system and fulfillment of its mission from the local church to global agencies, the episcopacy, the itinerant ministry and appointment process. The participants will also examine annual conference as well as the jurisdictions, General Conference, Judicial Council, and central conferences of the UMC. Tools for discernment for making decisions in the local church will be discussed by participants. The class will be taught by the Rev Taylor Mills of Ann Street UMC. The cost is $20.00 which covers light breakfast items, snacks, and lunch. Registration ends October 28th.
To register for the course, follow this link: https://sounddistrictnc.org/adv-life-together-united-methodist-connection/
After registering, please order the required text- The Method of Our Mission: United Methodist Polity and Organization by Laceye C. Warner and read prior to the class. A copy of The Book of Discipline 2016 (preferred) will be needed for class use. (May use a 2012 edition if you have that copy) .
If you would like to print or share a flyer for this event, you are encouraged to use this pdf: 11.04.2017 LSM at Ann Street UMC