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Adopted Legislation from 2016 General Conference

Upcoming Classes & Events in Lay Servant Ministries

In Memoriam
Lay Servant Ministries is sad to report the passing of two of our faithful members: Olen Evans of Bells on February 3, 2018, and Mary Lois O’Neal of Sherman on February 4, 2018. Both were dedicated Lay Servants who contributed greatly to the ministries of the North Texas Conference. We rejoice in the knowledge that each was greeted by the Master with “Well done good and faithful servant.”

Prepare to Teach Class
March 3, 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 Aldersgate UMC, 3926 Old Denton Rd., Carrollton, TX 75007.

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

March 10 and 24, 2018
Spring Training
FUMC Deport, 177 Pecan St., Deport, TX 75435
Courses offered: Basic Course
Advanced Course: Called to Preach
Contact Lori Massey for further information and to register.

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

North Texas Conference Metro District METRO DISTRICT

February 4, 11, 19, and 25 with March 4, 2018 Commitment service
Spring Training
Times and site/s TBA.
Courses offered: Youth and Adult Basic Lay Servant Ministries
Advanced Courses: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution; Justice in Every Day Life; Leading Bible Study
Contact Susan Grant to register.

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

North Texas Conference North Central District NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT

February 24, 2018
Quarterly Meeting
FUMC Coppell, 420 S. Heartz Rd., Coppell, TX 75019
Note date change.
Gathering at 9:30 a.m. with meeting at 10:00 a.m.

April 21 and 28, 2018
Spring Training
FUMC McKinney, 315 Church St., McKinney, TX 75069
Courses offered: Basic, Justice in Everyday Life, Aging & Ministry in the 21st Century, and Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Polity).

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

North Texas Conference Northwest District NORTHWEST DISTRICT

February 24 and 25, 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.