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Adopted Legislation from 2016 General Conference


Upcoming Classes & Events in Lay Servant Ministries

Prepare to Teach One-Day Class in September

The Conference Committee on Lay Servant Ministries is offering the one-day class, “Prepare to Teach” on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lake Cities UMC, 300 E. Hundley Drive, Lake Dallas, TX. This course does not qualify as an advanced LSM course but is required in the NTC to become an accredited Lay Servant Ministries course instructor. Contact Herman Totten to register.

Prepare to Teach

Wesley Lay Academy begins in January
Wesley Lay Academy
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.

2017 Annual Report Form
Download 2017 Annual Report Form
The 2017 Annual Report Form is now available under Forms and Resources. You must use this form for 2017.

North Texas Conference East District EAST DISTRICT

October 14 and 28, 2017
Advanced Course: Holy Spirit Here and Now
Caddo Mills UMC, 2502 First St., Caddo Mills, TX 75135. Registration/check-in at 8:30 a.m.; classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. Contact Lori Massey, East District Director of LSM, to register. Advance registration receipt deadline: Saturday, September 30, 2017.

North Texas Conference Metro District METRO DISTRICT

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. at Walnut Hill UMC, 10066 Marsh Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229. Lunch will be catered-in for those who wish to participate. Advanced Classes: Leading Worship (Worshiping with United Methodists) and Ministry with Seniors (Aging Ministries). Please contact Susan Grant to reserve your space by email SusanLGrant@aol.com or phone (972) 224-6381.

October 21, 2017
Quarterly Meeting
Executive Meeting, 9:30 a.m. General Meeting, 10:30 a.m. Site – Community UMC, 4501 Marsalis Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216. This meeting replaces the September 2, 2017, meeting that was cancelled.

November 4, 2017
Education Committee Planning Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Site – Community UMC, 4501 Marsalis Ave. Dallas, Texas 75216. The Education Committee will meet to select courses to be offered in 2018. All facilitators are asked/required to attend. General membership comments and suggestions are welcomed, please forward all suggestions or comments to SusanLGrant@aol.com.

December 2, 2017
Executive Committee Meeting Only
The executive officers will meet to assess our district and review a forward look for Metro. The annual budget for 2017 will be closed and the 2018 budget presented for approval based on input from the October General Meeting.

North Texas Conference North Central District NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT

October 7 and 14, 2017
Fall Training
Christ UMC, 3101 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Courses offered: Basic CourseAdvanced Courses: Spiritual Gifts and Ministry with Seniors (Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century). Contact: Brett Smith.

November 18, 2017
Quarterly Meeting
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

November 11 and 12, 2017
Basic Course: Basic Course
First UMC Bowie, 1515 Jefferson St., Bowie, TX 76230. Contact John Dunlap for times and to register.

For more information, go to Course Information and Schedules.