Called to Preach is designed for those who have not had formal preaching training or who seek a basic refresher course. It is the required preaching course in the lay speaker track of study, covering topics like choosing scripture, finding a focus, writing and presenting the sermon.
This online version of Called to Preach additionally includes training for those who are navigating the challenges of preaching in Zoom or similar online environments. It will cover topics like situating your computer, arranging your background, using microphones, and engaging with the camera.
There will be two required 90-minute Zoom meetings in each session of the course. One option is Friday at 8-9:30pm Eastern time;
the other option is Saturday at 11am-12:30pm Eastern tim e. Each option has a different registration button so be sure you click on the correct button when registering for this course
|This course will use the book From Pew to Pulpit: A Beginner’s Guide to Preaching, Clifton F. Guthrie
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This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries and qualifies for 10 contact hours for Lay Speakers. You are advised to contact your conference or district LSM office to make sure this course is approved for you.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Beth was ordained in the United Methodist Church and now has Privilege of Call in the United Church of Christ. She graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1994 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Elizabethtown College. In addition to 25 years of pastoral and chaplaincy experience, she teaches religion courses for Mercy College and is a frequent guest preacher. She has been active in Safe Sanctuary/Safe Church training for almost 2 decades, and a consultant for more than 200 congregations working to reduce the risk of abuse in the church. Several of her courses are approved as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries and meet requirements towards lay speaker status.
• Creating Safe Spaces for Children and Youth Ministries (formerly Five Day Safe Sanctuary Policy Workshop)
• Safe Spaces for Vulnerable Adult Ministries
• Called to Preach
• Rediscovering Our Spiritual Gifts
• Teach Adults
• Leading Bible Study: Biblical Interpretation
• Becoming Accountable Disciples
• Biblical Faith Regarding Women
• Theology Regarding Women