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.
Lay Servant Academy - From Members to Disciples
Fri, 20 Feb, 2015 - Sun, 22 Feb, 2015
WHAT IS THE LAY SERVANT ACADEMY
--A collection of eleven of the courses required for becoming or recertifying as a Lay Servant. One is required every three years from a list of twenty-two
--Five of the required courses for Lay Speaker qualification
--Ten exploratory classes that are only 2 or 4 hours in length. Designed for those interested in a topic and looking for some information about the ministry or the full course of study.
--The exploratory courses are available for all laity that want more information about a different ministry or to strengthen their existing ministries.
--And finally the LSA is an uplifting and informative experience delivered by the interactions with hundreds of fellow Christians on their faith journey and their mission of helping others move "From Members to Disciples."
Click here to download the brochure that includes class descriptions, contact and registration information (pdf)
Click here to register for courses online and pay by credit card
Click here to register for mini-courses online and pay by credit card.
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.