Number of weeks: 2
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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This course will help the new lay leader, the seasoned lay leader, and anyone in between, learn more about or clear up their understanding of what a lay leader is. This will include responsibilities of the position, types of traits helpful to this position, and many other need-to-know and nice-to-know information about this important position.
Information is based on the United Methodist denomination and information given from the UMC. This course will also show the many ways churches use the lay leader.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Frank Friend lives in South Jersey and has a beautiful wife and three kids. He is a volunteer firefighter and EMT and teaches at two colleges in the fire, EMS, HazMat, and computer disciplines. He also has a Masters in Emergency Services Management. He started out as a Baptist, but changed churches and found a great church family in the Methodist Church.
Frank is a lay speaker and enjoys teaching one small group in his church based on “Chuck Knows Church” and another online about the Bible. He manages his church and district Facebook pages, his church website, and weekly worship service PowerPoint. He also video records services and posts them on YouTube.
Frank believes that technology can help our churches reach out to others spreading God’s Word and Love.