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.

Richmond District, Saturday, September 6, 2014
Good Shepherd UMC, 9155 Hungary Road, Richmond, VA 23294
7:30 Check-In; 8:00 Orientation; 8:15 A.M. Sessions/break; 12:00 Lunch; 12:30 P.M. Sessions/break; 5:30 Worship/Closing
Click here to download detailed information and a registration form (pdf)

Winchester District, September 26-27, 2014
Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe Street, Winchester, VA
Friday, September 26 ~ Registration: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.; Classes: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
AND Saturday, September 27 ~ Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.; Classes: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $20.00 (includes lunch)
Anyone who wishes to become a Lay Servant MUST attend their sessions onFriday AND Saturday.  Anyone who has not had training in the last 3 years and wishes to remain a LayServant MUST attend their course sessions on Friday AND Saturday.  It is critical to register for the course of your choice far enough in advance so thatyou can order and have read the text for that course. Ordering information is listedwith each class.
Click here  to download detailed information and a registration form (pdf)

Fredericksburg District, September 27, 2014
Regester Chapel UMC, 85 Bells Hill Rd, Stafford, VA
Basic and Advanced Courses
Call 540-659-2642 for directions
Registration/Check in Saturday 27 at 7:00 am
Class:  Saturday: 7:30am—7:00pm 
Click here to download detailed information and registration form (pdf) 

Fredericksburg District, Oct. 11, 2014
Tappahannock Memorial, 345 Earl St, Tappahannock, VA
Basic, and Advanced Courses in Interpretive Bible Reading, Polity, and Methodist Heritage.
Deadline 1 October
Call 804-443-2278 for directions
Registration/Check in Saturday Oct 11, 7:00 am
Class: Saturday: 7:30am—7:00pm

James River District, Oct. 17-18
Grace Memorial United Methodist Church,  31036 Peachtree Ave Sedley, Virginia 23878
Friday, Oct 17, 6:00 PM— 9:30 PM - Saturday, Oct 18, 8:45—4:00 PM
Cost for participation is and $15.00 includes course materials and lunch Saturday plus snacks both days.
Click here to download detailed information and a registration form (pdf)

Alexandria and Arlington Bi District
St. Matthew’s UMC,  8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale Deadline October 14
Times:  6-10pm on the 17th and 8-5 on the 18th
On-line registration.  http://www.novaumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Lay_Servant_Registration_Oct-2014.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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