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Laity: District and Conference Training

Available On Demand Training Events:

“Laity Leading in Worship” led by the Rev. Nathan Decker
“Leading Prayer” led by the Rev. Norman Ramsey
“United Methodist Church Polity” led by the Rev. Teresa Keezel and the Rev. Andrew Ware
“Spiritual Gifts” led by MaryKaye Cochran
“Preaching” led by the Rev. Jonathan Page
“UMC Heritage” led by Martha Stokes
Click here to register for these events   
Questions? Contact Richard Speirs at

2020 Lay Servant Academy – Virtual Training for Trying Times

Sat. Nov. 14, 8:45am-4:00pm
Opening worship + elective course (can be used for recertification)
Choose one course: On-line Worship, Older Adult Ministries, or Formacion Espiritual
Cost: $30
Registration details coming soon!
Questions? Contact Tianna,

District Training Events

Information is posted about Lay Servant Ministries training opportunities on the district level as it is received. Individuals can participate in learning opportunities on any district. Most courses are held in the spring and fall. You may want to check individual district websites and newsletters for course availability.   

No district trainings are scheduled at this time.

___________________ hosts online courses which have been approved by the General Board of Discipleship as advanced courses in Lay Servant is one of several programs of the Institute for Discipleship at Southwestern College, a United Methodist institution in Winfield, Kansas. Several of the courses also offer 1 CEU for clergy and other staff.  You can find upcoming LSM courses on the website as well as studies through The Upper Room, courses from the YouthWorker Movement, and Safe Sanctuaries training.