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Upcoming Classes & Events in Lay Servant Ministries

Quarterly Conference Committee Meeting
April 14, 2018
Oak Grove UMC, 4725 Farm to Market Rd. 720, Aubrey, TX 76227
Gathering time is 8:30 a.m. Meeting will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and end no later than noon.

Prepare to Teach Class
May 12, 2018
Prepare to Teach — This one-day class does not qualify as an advanced LSM course but is required in the NTC to become an accredited Lay Servant Ministries Course instructor. Click here to register.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lake Cities UMC, 300 E. Hundley Dr., Lake Dallas, TX 75065.

This is the last time Prepare to Teach will be offered in 2018. Deadline to register is April 23, 2018. If you are interested in taking this class, please register early.

Wesley Lay Academy
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. If you are interested in a class that is not currently scheduled, please notify your District Director of LSM to aid in future planning.

North Texas Conference East District EAST DISTRICT

East District Director of LSM, Lori Massey: lori.mass@yahoo.com

North Texas Conference Metro District METRO DISTRICT

April 28, 2018
Executive and General Meeting
Walnut Hill UMC, 10066 Marsh Lane, Dallas, Texas 75229
Executives will meet at 9:00 a.m. followed by the General Membership meeting at 10:00 a.m. All members and guests are invited to attend.

June 3-5, 2018
North Texas Annual Conference
First UMC Richardson, 503 N. Central Expwy., Richardson, TX 75080
All Metro Lay Servants are encouraged to attend Annual Conference at First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 N. Central Expwy., Richardson, TX 75080. For additional information see http://ntc2018.org/.

August 4 and 11, 2018
Fall Training, site TBD.
Courses offered: Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity). Text to be used is The Method of Our Mission, From Your Heart to Theirs: Delivering an Effective Sermon.

Metro District Director of LSM, Susan Grant: SusanLGrant@aol.com

North Texas Conference North Central District NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT

April 21 and 28, 2018
Spring Training
FUMC McKinney, 315 Church St., McKinney, TX 75069
Courses offered: Justice in Everyday Life and Aging & Ministry in the 21st Century.

North Central District Director of LSM, Brett Smith: layservantsncd@hotmail.com

North Texas Conference Northwest District NORTHWEST DISTRICT

April 28 and 29, 2018
Spring Training

Beverly Drive UMC, 813 N. Beverly Dr., Wichita Falls, TX 76305
Courses offered: Basic Course
Advanced Courses: Teach Adults
Class time on Saturday is 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m, and Sunday from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contact John Dunlap for more information.

Northwest District Director of LSM, John Dunlap: jsdunlap@roadkill.org

For more information, go to Course Information and Schedules.