District and Conference Training Opportunities

Lay Servant Ministries Training

2017 Lay Servant Academy, March 30-April 2

2016 On Demand Training Events:
"Laity Leading in Worship" led by the Rev. Nathan Decker
"Leading Prayer" led by Norman Ramsey
"United Methodist Church Polity" led by Teresa Keezel and Andrew Ware
"Spiritual Gifts" led by MaryKaye Cochran
"Preaching" led by the Rev. Jonathan Page of Fieldstone UMC
"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.

STAUNTON DISTRICT
LSA May 6 @ St. John's UMC Buena Vista, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
$20 includes lunch and book.
Classes being offered are:
Ministry with Boomers
Basic
UMC Polity 
Leading Worship
To register contact Staunton District Office 540-955-1032 stauntondistrict@vaumc.org

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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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