2022 Lay Servant Academy Dates

Certified Lay Minister Academy 2023

Spring Academy Dates:                                                Fall Academy Dates:

TBD                                                                                            TBD

Learn More…

Click on your district or a course to see the upcoming academy dates.  Questions about academies should be directed to your district director.  Contact information for district directors can be found here.

Search by District

(Southeast District) Discover Your Spiritual Gifts: Begins August 6 – Details and Registration

(Central District) Life Together in the United Methodist Connection: August 7 & 14 – Details and Registration

(Central District) Leading Prayer: September 17 & 24 9am-3pm – Details and Registration

(Northwest District) Called to Preach: Begins November 5, 2022 – Details and Registration

(Northwest District) Dancing With Words: Begins January 8, 2023 – Details and Registration 

(Northwest District) Opening Ourselves to Grace: Begins February 7, 2023 – Details and Registration 

Check Back Soon!

Check Back Soon!

Lay Academy: September 24, 2022 – Details and Registration

  • Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries
  • Leading Public Prayer
  • Afire with God

Lay Academy: October 8, 2022 – Details and Registration

  • Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries: The BASIC Course
  • For the Common Good: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
  • Intentional Discipleship

Lay Academy: March 4, 2023 – Details and Registration

  • Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course
  • Living Our United Methodist Beliefs
  • Lay Pastoral Care Giving

Lay Academy: April 29, 2023 – Details and Registration

  • Introduction to Lay Ministry:  The BASIC Course 
  • Leading Worship
  • Accountable Discipleship 

Online: Called to Preach – Begins November 5, 2022 – Details and Registration

Online: Dancing with Words – Begins January 8, 2023 – Details and Registration

Online: Opening Ourselves to Grace – Begins February 7, 2023 – Details and Registration 

Lay Academy: October 29, 2022 – Details and Registration

  • Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries: The BASIC Course
  • For the Common Good: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts
  • Teaching Biblical Faith: Leading Small Group Bible Studies
  • (Zoom) Life Together in the United Methodist Connection: August 7 & 14 – Details and Registration
  • (Zoom) Leading Prayer: September 17 & 24 9am-3pm – Details and Registration
  • (In-Person). December 3, 2022 – Details and Registration
    • The Basic Course – Instructor: Kim Wilson; Text – Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Course Participant Guide, Author: Sandy Zeigler and Brian Jackson
    • Discover Your Spiritual Gifts – Instructor: Teddy Shuck; text Each One a Minister by William J. Carter
    • Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (Polity) – Instructor: Rev. Dr. PT Wilson; Text:  Polity, Practice, and the Mission of the United Methodist Church – Thomas Edward Frank
    • Leading Worship – Rev. Elizabeth Gilbert; Text – Special Days and Seasons of the Christian Year by Pat Floyd
    • Introduction to Christian Coaching for Laity – Instructors:  Rev. Mike Dillon (ACC) and Kurt Schoch (ACC); Texts: Hall, Chad. (2015).  The Coaching Mindset: 8 Ways to Think Like a Coach.  Coach Approach Ministries.*

Check Back Soon!

Summer Lay Servant Academy: August 6 & 13, 2022 – Details and Registration

New Castle First UMC
1324 Church St.
New Castle, IN

  • Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry
  • Leading Prayer
  • Leading Worship

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts: Begins August 6, 2022 (Zoom) – Details and Registration

Fall Lay Servant Academy – Details and Registration
October 22 & 29
North Vernon UMC

  • Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries: Basic Course
  • Leading Public Prayer
  • Leading Worship

Lay Servant Academy: September 24, 2022 – Details and Registration

Blue Grass UMC
14200 Petersburg Rd
Evansville IN

  • Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries
  • Leading Bible Study
  • Lay Pastoral Caregiving

Check Back Soon!

Search by Course

Northwest District: September 24, 2022 – Details and Registration

Southwest District: September 24, 2022 – Details and Registration

Northwest District: October 8, 2022 – Details and Registration

Southeast District: Begins October 22 –Details and Registration

North Central District: October 29, 2022 – Details and Registration

Northwest District (Online): Begins November 5, 2022 Details and Registration

Check Back Soon!

Northwest District: October 8, 2022 – Details and Registration

North Central District: October 29, 2022 – Details and Registration

Central District (Zoom): Leading Prayer: September 17 & 24 9am-3pm – Details and Registration

Northwest District: September 24, 2022 – Details and Registration

Southeast District: Begins October 22 –Details and Registration

Southeast District: Begins October 22 –Details and Registration

Northwest District: Begins January 8, 2023 – Details and Registration

Northwest District: September 24, 2022 – Details and Registration

Southwest District: September 24, 2022 – Details and Registration

Check back soon!

Check back soon!

Southwest District: September 24, 2022 – Details and Registration

North Central District: October 29, 2022 – Details and Registration

Check Back Soon!