District and Conference Training Opportunities

District Training Events
Information is posted about Lay Servant Ministries training opportunities on the district level as it is received.  Individuals can participate in learning opportunities on any district. Most courses are generally held in the spring and fall.  You may want to check individual district websites and newsletters for course availability.

Winchester District Training, Sept. 25-26, 2015
Click here to download a brochure (pdf)

Fredericksburg District Training, Oct. 2-3, 2015
Click here to download a brochure (pdf)

Lynchburg District Training, Oct. 16-17, 2015
Click here to download a brochure (pdf)

Staunton District Training, October 17, 2015
St. Pauls UMC, Staunton
8:00 Registration
Basic, Discover Your Spiritual Gifts, Go Preach, Leading Prayer, Living Our UM Beliefs - Heritage
$20  includes lunch
Contact:  Donna @ District Office  Deadline is September 30 to register
stauntondistrict@vaumc.org    540-932-1055

James River District Training, Oct. 17, 2015
Main Street UMC, 202 N Main St, Suffolk 23434
Basic and Advance Courses.
Deadline to register is Oct. 5.
Click here to download a registration form (pdf).

Alexandria-Arlington Bi-District Training, October 23 - 24, 2015
Click here to download a brochure (pdf)


BeADisciple.com hosts online courses which have been approved by the General Board of Discipleship as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries.BeADisciple.com is one of several programs of the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College, a United Methodist institution in Winfield, Kansas. Several of the courses also offer 1 CEU for clergy and other staff.  You can find upcoming LSM courses on the www.beadisciple.com website as well as studies through The Upper Room, courses from the YouthWorker Movement, and Safe Sanctuaries training.



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