Some 30 lay leaders from city and country congregations encountered a range of resources and approaches at the Lay Preachers Training Day, Saturday, 22 October. In his presentation, Steve Francis offered a taste-and-see of the multi-media Disciple training course that is used successfully at Nedlands Uniting. Geof Lilburne illustrated different styles of preaching and their pitfalls. He encouraged participants to engage the congregation through narrative and inductive approaches. Denise Savage spoke on how children wish to be involved in worship. Following her talk, participants experimented with intergenerational worship using the senses, head and heart in different parts of the service. Noranda Uniting Church put out lovely tea and lunch spreads. The event was organized by the Lay Preachers Association of WA in cooperation with the Perth Theological Hall (PTH).
The next lay training event will be held on Saturday, 19 November 9am-1pm and will be hosted by Gosnells Uniting in cooperation with the Hall. The theme is Sacramental Theology with Geof Lilburne leading the discussions. For registration, please get in touch with Neville Van Wyk 9490 4690.
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