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Upcoming Classes & Events in Lay Servant Ministries

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

North Texas Conference Metro District METRO DISTRICT

February 12 to March 12, 2017
Spring Training I
Classes will meet four Sundays from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Commitment Sunday March 12, 2017). Site TBA. Courses offered: Adult Basic, Youth Basic. Advanced classes: Half Truths, God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say, adults and youth; Lay Pastoral Care, adults; Leading in Prayer (public prayer), adults.

April 15, 2017
Quarterly Meeting
Site TBA. Executive Meeting at 9:00 a.m.; General Body meeting at 10:00 a.m. Agenda will be provided later. All officers and General Body members are requested/expected to attend.

May 6 and 13, 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. Site TBA. Advanced Classes: Baptism (By Water and the Spirit); and Sermon Preparation (From Your Heart to Theirs).

August 5 and 12, 2017
Summer 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: Transforming Evangelism and Organization of the United Methodist Church (Polity Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church.)

September 9, 2017
Quarterly Meeting
Site TBA. Executive Meeting at 9:00 a.m.; General Body meeting at 10:00 a.m. Agenda will be provided later. All officers and General Body members are requested/expected to attend.

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.

North Texas Conference North Central District NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT

February 18, 2017
Quarterly Meeting
At Trinity UMC, 633 Hobson Ln, Denton, TX 76205. Gathering at 9:30 a.m. with meeting at 10:00 a.m., host Herman Totten.

March 4 and 11, 2017
Spring Training
At First UMC, Lewisville, 907 W. Main Street, Lewisville, TX 75067. Advanced Courses: Transforming Evangelism; United Methodist Beliefs; and Half Truths, God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn’t Say. Contact: Leslie Maynard.

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
Quarterly Meeting
Site TBA.

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
Site to be determined. Gathering at 9:30 a.m. with meeting at 10;00 a.m.

North Texas Conference Northwest District NORTHWEST DISTRICT

March 18-19,2017
Spring Training (note 2 locations)
Basic Course, First UMC, Rhome, Texas. Advanced Course, title TBA, at First UMC, Alvord, Texas. Contact John Dunlap.

For more information, go to Course Information and Schedules.