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LSM Advanced Course: Leading Worship 2024 (Leadership)

march, 2024

05mar(mar 5)7:00 PM02apr(apr 2)9:00 PMLSM Advanced Course: Leading Worship 2024 (Leadership)(march 5) 7:00 PM - (april 2) 9:00 PM PT

Event Details

Dates: 5 weeks – over daylight saving time for California

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 7 PM PST (5 PM HST/1 PM Wednesday ChST)
  • Tuesdays, March 12 – April 2, 2024, 7 PM PDT (4 PM HST/Noon Wednesdays ChST)

Location: online (Zoom)


Cost: $25 for LSM credit, $15 for no LSM credit. The purchase of a book is also required.


This series is sponsored by North District Lay Servant Ministries and open to participants from all Cal-Pac districts


This advanced course focuses on the ministry of the lay servant who either regularly or occasionally leads a group or congregation in worship. The instructor is Pastor Royce Porter.

  • Attendance is required at all sessions for credit. All those seeking certification as a Certified Lay Servant are invited to attend. The BASIC class and one Advanced Class is required to successfully apply for Certified Lay Servant status. This is one of the six classes required to become a Certified Lay Speaker. Other required advanced courses, in addition to the BASIC class for Certified Lay Speaker certification are Preaching, Leading or Planning Worship, Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts, United Methodist Heritage or United Methodist History, and United Methodist Polity.
    • About Certified Lay Servant (CLS) status: After you take the Basic Lay Servant Class, you have 3 years to take an advanced class to qualify you as a Certified Lay Servant. If you want to continue on to being a Certified Lay Speaker, you will need to take the following advanced classes: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts, Leading Prayer, Planning Worship or Leading Worship, United Methodist Heritage, United Methodist Polity and Preaching. For more information about Lay Servant Ministries, click here.
  • Provide your own book: All participants will need a copy of Worshiping with United Methodists by Hoyt Hickman (AmazonCokesbury).

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  • Technical requirements: To participate in Zoom meetings, participants must have a reliable Internet connection, and a laptop, tablet, or smartphone device that can download and install the Zoom app. A web or phone camera and a microphone are highly recommended, although some users may call in via phone if a mic is not available.



For questions, contact Jean at or 818.789.0351.