Courses Offered Online in Advanced Lay Speaking Ministry


Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship (IFD) and the General Board of Discipleship (GBOD) Announce 2012 Advanced Lay Speaking Ministry Online Courses


Multimedia Technology in Worship for the Church

Volunteer 101 – January 2-13, 2012, John Zimmerman, Instructor


Students will be introduced to the hardware and software in worship technology and discover their ability to plan, create and implement technology in a worship setting. The workshop will also help the student learn about worship itself and the role of technology in design, appropriateness and excellence.


Leading Worship 101 for Lay Leaders – January 9 – February 13, 2012 , Dan Benedict, Instructor


Leading Worship 101 will focus on basic worship leadership skills for lay persons (“liturgists” or “lay readers”) who assist the pastor in leading Christian worship. If you currently help lead worship in your congregation or would like to prepare for

such leadership, this course is for you.


Biblical Storytelling I – January 16-30, 2012, Beth Galbreath, Instructor

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This is a two-week introduction to the ancient-future art and spiritual discipline of telling the sacred stories of Scripture. Participants will learn to prepare, learn, and tell a Biblical text by heart (not “memory”).


Growing Spiritually through Daily Discipline – January 17 – March 2, 2012 – Debra Dickerson, Instructor


Participants will be guided in discerning God's direction for their lives, practicing daily disciplines, and reaching out in love.


Biblical Storytelling II – April 15 – May 7, 2012 – Beth Galbreath, Instructor


This workshop expands on the methods taught in Biblical Storytelling I. It explores a number of storytelling genres as well as telling the Biblical text, including midrash, chancel drama, first-person storytelling, puppetry, and more.