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Upcoming Classes & Events in Lay Servant Ministries

SAVE THE DATE! August 19, 2017
Conference Laity Event
The third annual Conference Laity event is scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2017. Look for details after Annual Conference.

Wesley Lay Academy begins in January
The Wesley Lay Academy, created by BeADisciple in partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., features courses and educational materials that are theologically rich and deep. Although not specifically for LSM or for LSM credit, these courses offer much to the laity. For more information, click the button link below:

Wesley Lay Academy

All classes are open to laity and clergy from any district. Click the Course Information button at right for course descriptions, text ordering details and future scheduled course offerings.


North Texas Conference East District EAST DISTRICT

For information, contact Lori Massey, East District Director of LSM.

North Texas Conference Metro District METRO DISTRICT

May 13 and 20, 2017
Spring Training II
Classes will meet Saturdays only from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Commitment Service on the last day from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Community UMC, 4501 Marsalis Avenue, Dallas, TX 75216. Advanced Classes: Baptism (By Water and the Spirit); and Sermon Preparation (From Your Heart to Theirs).

September 2, 2017
Quarterly Meeting
Executive Meeting at 9:00 a.m.; General Body meeting at 10:00 a.m. All officers and members are expected/requested to attend. Minutes and agenda will be sent out prior to the meeting. Site TBA.

October 7 and 14, 2017
Fall Training
Classes will meet Saturdays only from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with Commitment Service on the last day of classes from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Site TBA. Advanced Classes: Leading Worship (Worshiping with United Methodists) and Ministry with Seniors (Aging Ministries).

November 4, 2017
Quarterly Meeting
Education Committee Annual Planning Meeting to select sites and courses to be offered in 2018. Agenda and site TBA. All facilitators are required to attend. General Membership input/recommendations welcome. Metro Education Committee presiding.

North Texas Conference North Central District NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT

May 20, 2017
Quarterly Meeting
At Suncreek UMC, 1517 W. McDermott, Allen, TX 75013. Gathering at 9:30 a.m. with meeting at 10;00 a.m.; host Brett Smith.

August 19, 2017
Conference Laity Event
Aldersgate UMC, 3926 Old Denton Road, Carrollton, TX 75007.

October 7 and 14, 2017
Fall Training
Site TBA. Advanced Courses: Spiritual Gifts and Ministry with Seniors (Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century). Contact: Leslie Maynard.

November 18, 2017
Quarterly Meeting
At Lake Cities UMC, 300 E. Hundley Drive, Lake Dallas, TX 75065. Gathering at 9:30 a.m. with meeting at 10:00 a.m.

North Texas Conference Northwest District NORTHWEST DISTRICT

For information, contact John Dunlap, Northwest District Director of LSM.

For more information, go to Course Information and Schedules.