United Methodist Understanding of the Sacraments
Come to the Table and Come to the Waters courses qualify as Advanced Lay Servant Ministries courses.
In recent decades the United Methodist Church has been reclaiming the sacraments of Holy Communion and Baptism as powerful means of grace which shape and empower our life of faith as a community and as individuals.
These online classes created by Rev. Galbreath (and available only online) give clergy and laypeople a deeper experience of the sacraments and many ideas for deepening their congregations' sacramental practice.
These wide-ranging courses interpret the official United Methodist teaching documents on the sacraments, This Holy Mystery and By Water and the Spirit, but go far beyond them, beginning with scripture and ranging through church history, theology, ecumenical understandings, and practical how-to's for worship and for setting up a Eucharistic ministry or enriching confirmation or adult membership classes.
Reading and discussion are enriched with the arts of music, video and sacred art and architecture.