Upcoming Online Workshops from the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship (BeADisciple.com)

October 27, 2010

Two Online Courses Provide Re-certification Credit for Lay Speakers

"Leading Worship 101 for Lay People" – http://beadisciple.com/workshops.html#Worship
(approved by the General Board of Discipleship as an advanced course in Lay Speaking Ministries)
Leading Worship 101 will focus on basic worship leadership skills for lay persons ("liturgists" or "lay readers") who assist the pastor in Christian worship. If you currently help lead worship in your congregation or would like to prepare for such leadership, this course is for you. Particular emphasis will be given basic skills: understanding your role in relation to other leaders and the congregation, reading Scripture, leading prayer, distribution of the elements at the Lord's Supper, taking other roles in worship, and some basic do's and don'ts of effective worship leadership.
The workshop will be offered by instructor Dan Benedict. It will run November 1-December 3, 2010, with a break over the Thanksgiving holiday.
The workshop fee is $75, but a $10 discount applies when four or more people from the same congregation enroll together (overage will be returned once the course begins).
(approved by the General Board of Discipleship as an advanced course in Lay Speaking Ministries)
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. The workshop also offers specific ideas for learning tough passages, using and not abusing voice and body, and enhancing tellings with props, digital media and more, with children and adults. It also suggests ways to deepen one's practice of this art as a personal spiritual discipline. Anyone who is already practicing the art of storytelling is welcome.
The $75 workshop is offered by experienced storyteller Beth Galbreath, beginning November 7, 2010. There will be a six-day break for Thanksgiving week.
Upper Room Planning an Advent Study on The Uncluttered Heart – http://beadisciple.com/workshops.html#AdventLeader
The popular Advent study, The Uncluttered Heart, is now an online small group experience. Volunteer facilitators will be able to provide this Advent ministry to small groups of eight to 16 participants.
As facilitators are trained (through November 2), groups will become available at BeADisciple.com. Groups will begin on the first day of Advent (November 28) and run through Epiphany (January 6, 2011). All the materials for the study, including the best-selling book, The Uncluttered Heart, by Beth Richardson (Upper Room Books), will be included.