Leading Public Prayer (*required for certified Lay Speaker) will be offered 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, June 5, 2021 by Zoom. Rev. Vermel H. Taylor will be facilitating the class. Rev. Taylor is the pastor of Galilee United Methodist Church in Laurinburg, NC.
Cost is $15.00.
Anyone who would like to learn the elements of public prayer and way of leading public prayer in a variety of settings is welcome to participate.
This course falls in the Pathway: Prayer Teams
Anyone who is called upon to lead public prayer may feel anxious and possibly inadequate for such a task. This course offers help for novices as well as veteran leaders of prayer as they create and deliver appropriate prayers for those on whose behalf the prayer is offered.
- Consider what public prayer is and is not
- Acquire practical guidelines for avoiding common pitfalls
- Explore prayers as an integral part of worship
- Discuss the kind of language we need, and don’t need, to address God.
In your registration confirmation, you will receive a link to order your text – Shaping the Prayer of the People by Samuel Wells and Abigail Kocher. Read the text prior to class and have access to the United Methodist Hymnal and the United Methodist Book of Worship. Your church or pastor might have copies that you can borrow.
For questions regarding the class,
please contact Effie McGill at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions regarding the registration,
you are asked to call the District Office (919.779.9435) or email at email@example.com