District and Conference Training Opportunities

Lay Servant Ministries 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 of Fieldstone UMC
"UMC Heritage" led by Martha Stokes
Click here to register for these events

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.

James River District
Wakefield United Methodist Church, 205 W Church St, Wakefield, VA 23888
Friday 18 May 6-9 PM, Saturday 19 May 2018, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM 
Check-in: Friday 18 May 5:30-6 PM
Click here to download a registration form (pdf)

Richmond District
Virginia UM Center, 10330 Staples Mill Rd, Glen, Allen, VA 23060
     Friday, June 1 (6:30 p.m.—10 p.m.) & Saturday, June 2 (8 a.m.—4:30 p.m.)
Click here to download detailed information and a registration form (pdf)       


BeADisciple.com hosts online courses which have been approved by the General Board of Discipleship as advanced courses in Lay Servant Ministries.BeADisciple.com 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 www.beadisciple.com website as well as studies through The Upper Room, courses from the YouthWorker Movement, and Safe Sanctuaries training.



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The Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church
10330 Staples Mill Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060
P.O. Box 5606, Glen Allen, VA 23058-5606
1-800-768-6040 or (804) 521-1100
Click here for directions to the Center