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Adopted Legislation from 2016 General Conference


Upcoming Classes & Events in Lay Servant Ministries

REGISTER NOW for August 19, 2017
Conference Laity Event: A New Creation – “A Common Fount of the Laity”
Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. Aldersgate UMC. 3926 Old Denton Rd., Carrollton, TX 75007

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

August 12 and 26, 2017
Basic Course
Cuthand UMC, 4064 FM 1487, Bogata, TX. Registration/check-in at 8:30 a.m.; classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. Contact Lori Massey, East District Director of LSM, to register.

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

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

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

October 7 and 14, 2017
Fall Training
Christ UMC, 3101 Coit Rd., Plano, TX 75075. 9:30 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

August 26 and 27, 2017
Advanced Courses: Half Truths and Leading Worship
Friberg-Cooper UMC, 5511 Friberg Church Rd., Wichita Falls, TX 76305. Contact John Dunlap for times and to register.

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.