District and Conference Training Opportunities

On Demand Online Training

Lay Servant Ministries is offering a series of six On Demand Learning courses. You may attend the live events 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Virginia United Methodist Center in Glen Allen for free, or pay $30 to watch online from your own computer during a 180-day period to receive your certification. Click on the date to register online and pay by credit card. For more information about this event, please contact the On Demand Learning Registrar, Marge Sharp, at registrarODL@vaumc.org or call her at (757) 871-2809.

2017 Lay Servant Academy, March 30-April 2

2016 On Demand Training Events:
March 19 - "Laity Leading in Worship" led by the Rev. Nathan Decker
April 16 - "Leading Prayer" led by Norman Ramsey
April 30 - "United Methodist Church Polity" led by Teresa Keezel and Andrew Ware
July 9 - "Spiritual Gifts" led by MaryKaye Cochran
October 8 -"Preaching" led by the Rev. Jonathan Page of Fieldstone UMC
November 12 - "UMC Heritage" led by Martha Stokes (This event was moved from the September 24 date)

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 held in the spring and fall. You may want to check individual district websites and newsletters for course availability.

FARMVILLE DISTRICT LAY SERVANT TRAINING
Sunday, September 4, 11 & 18, 2:30 p.m.,
Keysville United Methodist Church.
Click here for information and registration (pdf) Registration must be received by Aug. 19.

WINCHESTER DISTRICT LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES TRAINING
Sept. 23 and 24,
Braddock Street United Methodist Church, 115 Wolfe St, Winchester
Click here for information and registration (pdf) Deadline to register is Sept. 10.

HARRISONBURG DISTRICT 2016 LAY SERVANTS TRAINING
Saturday, Sept. 24, at Asbury United Methodist Church. Hours are: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 2 hours
Nov. 13 at the District Conference. Cost is $15. Courses offered: Basic, Leading Worship and Life in the Wesley Tradition.
To register, contact Dale Dodrill, District Director of Lay Servants, at (770)-402-0752 or hdumc.layservants@hotmail.com. Or contact Brenda Woods, District Administrative Assistant, at (540) 433-2382 or brenda.woods@verizon.net.

FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT 2016 LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES TRAINING
Sept. 30-Oct. 1, at Tappahannock Memorial UMC, 345 Earl St, Tappahannock, VA 
Click here to download a flyer with details and registration (pdf)

JAMES RIVER DISTRICT 2016 LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES TRAINING
Oct. 14-15, at High Street United Methodist Church31164 Camp Pkwy, Courtland, VA 23837
Click here to download a flyer with details and registration (pdf)

LYNCHBURG DISTRICT LAY SERVANT TRAINING
October 14-15 (Please note this this is a change from Oct. 21-22), Amelon United Methodist Church220 Amelon Exp., Madison Heights
Click here for details and registration (pdf)

STAUNTON DISTRICT FALL LAY ACADEMY
October 15, 2016,
at St. Paul's UMC, Staunton, VA  
Leading Worship - UMC Polity - Ministry with Boomers & Beyond
Registration is $20 and covers books and lunch.  For further information contact:  Marge Sharp, District Director LSM (layservantministriesstaunton@gmail.com).Deadline to register is October 7. A brochure will be available soon.

FREDERICKSBURG DISTRICT 2016 LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES TRAINING
October 21-22
at Regester Chapel UMC, 85 Bells Hill Rd, Stafford, VA
Click here to download a flyer with details and registration (pdf)

ALEXANDRIA & ARLINGTON DISTRICTS LAY SERVANT MINISTRIES TRAININg
Oct. 28 and 29 at Messiah UMC, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA. Please note you must attend both days to get the coursework completed. Questions should be directed to Rick Kottemann  
Click here to register online.
Click here to download a schedule and courses offered (pdf)

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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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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100
Click here for directions to the Center