Two-Day Lay Speaker Advance Course Scheduled for April

March 08, 2012

A two-day Lay Speaker Advance Course with credit for renewal, "Development of Exegesis Messages," has been scheduled for April 14 and 28 (successive Saturdays), 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Smith Valley United Methodist Church.

"It is important to consider the advantages of teaching exegetical preaching as a basic tool for Lay Speakers," says the Rev. Dr. Tom Butler, course author. "This approach compels the Lay Speaker to recognize the word of God in Scripture, rather than to assume that her or his own words will be divinely inspired whenever she or he preaches."
Class size is strictly limited to 15. Bob Weiser, lay pastor at Smith Valley UMC, will be the instructor.
Register on line here (or go to and scroll down to "Laity Registrations" and click on "View All"). Deadline is April 1, 2012.
$25 registration fee includes all materials and lunch.
Smith Valley UMC is located at 44 Rivers Road, Smith, NV 89430. Click on the church's web page to plan your trip using Google Maps.
For more information, contact Orval Mosby at or 530.495.9403.