Called to Preach - A Lay Servant Ministries Advanced Course


Thursdays, October 19 – November 16, 2023
TIME:  7 to 8:30 PM Pacific Time
DATES:  Oct 19, 26 & Nov. 2, 9, and 16
INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Dr. Scott Allen, an Elder in the Or-Id AC serves Rainer & St Helens UMCs. Rev. Allen has been preaching every Sunday for 33 years in the largest & smallest churches of the Or-Id AC
REGISTER by Oct. 10, 2023; This course is limited to 10 participants.
 Email:  ekroen@yahoo.com with your registration request. Include your Name, Address, Phone #, & your church setting.
COST:  The cost of the book $10.79
Book: From Pew to Pulpit: A Beginner’s Guide to Preaching by Clifton F. Guthrie
Participant’s Book ISBN 13: 9780687066605• Available from Cokesbury, Upper Room, and Amazon.
Questions? Please email Rev. Scott Allen pastorscottallen@gmail.com
Course Description: In addition to presenting basic public speaking skills, this Lay Servant Ministries advanced preaching course will also explore how to incorporate narrative elements of story into your sermon.  Considering an opening joke, an illustration, or the telling of a personal experience from the perspective of story can improve a sermon’s clarity and make it easier to comprehend the intended meaning. participant write one sermon text that will be shared & discussed with other participants + complete additional exercises between sessions.
Expectations: Each participant must read the book, complete assignments, and attend all 5 sessions with audio and video capability active throughout.